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OPSEU Diablogue: Gone — Saying farewell to Perram House (video)

October 5th two artists known as the Department of Public Memory held a memorial service with a twist. Perram House used to be an 8-bed hospice where many of Toronto’s homeless and marginalized individuals went to spend their final days. That came … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Private Donations: Such an odd thing to say

It was such an odd thing to say. October 5th the two artists known as the Department of Public Memory held a memorial to Perram House, an eight-bed hospice that closed earlier this year (video to come). One of the … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Perram House – Oct 5 public memorial of services lost

Public services are lost one at a time, often incrementally. Take the Shelburne Hospital. Once a partner site of Headwaters Health Care, services were removed from the community one-by-one until eventually the entire hospital closed with barely any protest. The … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Why health professionals increasingly don’t want to work in community agencies

The closure of eight downtown Toronto hospice beds is hardly creating buzz in the health care community. But it should. Perram House hospice is not big enough to warrant major headlines, but it is symbolic of why the government’s policies … Continue reading →