OPSEU Diablogue: In Brief: Hospital cuts as transfers, Pupatello’s ego gets the better of her

Pop quiz: who wrote this: “Our government expects – as do health care providers – that this change will exacerbate the health conditions of patients with chronic conditions and those who are at risk of developing such conditions. In addition, … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Are there more managers and fewer front line staff? At some hospitals, absolutely

Earlier this year we issued a freedom of information request to 20 sample hospitals where OPSEU represents health care workers to understand whether managers are in fact replacing front line health care workers. It’s a frequent complaint we hear. While the … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: 48 per cent say supervisor taking Niagara hospital in wrong direction

The Niagara Health System’s supervisor has commissioned a poll on his interim recommendations for the struggling multi-site hospital. If anything, the poll confirmed why Kevin Smith had been appointed by the province. Pollara conducted a telephone survey in June of … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Fun with numbers – CIHI under fire for hospital rankings

John Wright folded his arms looking more than a little apprehensive. The CEO of the Canadian Institute for Health Information was about to address a room full of hospital officials, many upset about the Canadian Hospital Reporting Project (CHRP) launched … Continue reading →