OPSEU Diablogue: Mental health centres must reduce risk to staff and patients

Client Empowerment Council at Ottawa’s psychiatric hospital say they became advocates for the safety of the care team because a “safe place for staff members increased patient safety as well.” In a statement issued by The Royal November 26, mental … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Phase II of mental health plan serves up crumbs from the health care table

Above: Arthur Gallant — one of the more inspired choices for the Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council. Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins has been doing a lot of tweeting this week about the second phase of Ontario’s … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: CAMH asks staff to mail patients’ cigarettes back home

Ah, Rosie. Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno recently used her shotgun style prose to take the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to school. While addiction is part of CAMH’s mandate, not everyone who seeks help there has arrived … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Mental Health CEOs outliers when it comes to executive pay

What is it about being a CEO of a psychiatric hospital in Ontario that warrants much greater compensation than executives of similar-sized general hospitals? Last month we took a look at who was making more than double the Premier’s salary. … Continue reading →