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OPSEU Diablogue: Hospital Cuts: Barrett could be hero or goat depending on the future of Chesley’s Restorative Care Unit

Michael Barrett has a problem. The CEO of the South West Local Health Integration Network (SW LHIN) now has the ball in his court as local support has been building to save the restorative care unit at the Chesley Hospital, … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Transformation or austerity? Hospitals lose further capacity in new round of cuts

In October a Whitby nursing home experienced a major fire displacing more than 250 residents. About 80 of those residents found temporary accommodation in area hospitals. Many are still there for lack of available alternative long term care spaces in … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: 2014 budget: If your hospital is not already on the rebuild list, it won’t be

When Charles Sousa unwraps his Ontario budget on Thursday there likely won’t be any new money for expanding hospital infrastructure. Coming out of the Harris era, the McGuinty/Wynne government faced a considerable backlog of infrastructure needs, including updates to many … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: SBGHC — Rosebush sets objective to balance budget without cuts to staff or services

If there has been one good news story this summer it’s this: CEO Paul Rosebush sent a memo to all physicians and staff at his South Bruce Grey Health Centre in July telling them that the hospital’s fiscal shortfall for … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Squeaky Wheels: Are more Ontario hospital CEOs likely to publicly air their grievances?

It makes us wonder why so few hospital CEOs are willing to publicly go to bat for their institutions. It’s true that in the past public advocacy was not always met with great appreciation at Queen’s Park, which has the … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Dealing with an unfair funding formula, SBGHC cuts at the top (how novel!)

Here’s a story we don’t see every day: South Bruce Grey Health Centre is cutting two of its four senior management positions as part of its efforts to deal with a budget deficit. Contrast that with hospitals such as Ontario … Continue reading →