OPSEU Diablogue: Stumped – Kingston’s Providence Care erases memorial to former staff

“It felt like digging up his grave,” said Terry Haffner. A housekeeper at Kingston’s Providence Care, Haffner was disturbed to find a memorial garden to long-serving staff had been cut down and the plaques removed by the hospital without any … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Police call on government to step up mental health support

As Kingston’s Providence Care prepares to shed nearly a fifth of its workforce and close beds at the former Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, there have been a number of media stories this week providing clear evidence capacity for mental health services … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Braving the bitter cold for mental health

About 80 mental health workers and their supporters braved the bitter cold February 1 to raise concerns about the impact of cuts on Providence Care Mental Health Centre in Kingston. While both Federal and Provincial governments have made promises about … Continue reading →