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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: Integration process missing from new round of hospital cuts

Local Health Integration Networks were purportedly created to bring health care planning, integration, accountability, and funding closer to the 14 regions they serve. A key role for the LHINs was to engage their regional communities in this process. The Ministry of … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Hospital Food: Will evidence and accountability be the end of rethermalized food?

The food served in hospital may be directly linked to chances of survival for critically ill patients according to Dr. Daren Heyland, a staff physician at Kingston General Hospital. Heyland and his research team has just received a grant from … Continue reading →