OPSEU Diablogue: CCACs not entirely to blame for high home care administrative costs

What to do with the Community Care Access Centres? Yesterday’s Toronto Star column by Bob Hepburn suggests we should roll them into the Local Health Integration Networks and send the CCAC CEOs packing. The urge to spank the CCAC board … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: CCAC CEOs may not have enjoyed their cornflakes this morning

You would think the Community Care Access Centres would tread a little carefully these days. The Tories want to get rid of them. The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario would like to fold them into the LHINs. We’re creeping into … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Proposed amendment tightens cap on home support services

The government repeatedly likes to talk about reforming the health system to be more patient-centered, yet often it appears to be headed in the opposite direction. The latest head scratcher is a new amendment to regulation 386/99 of the Home … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Is competitive bidding in home care done? Let’s hope so.

September 10 Doris Grinspun, executive director of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, tweeted that Health Minister Deb Matthews had just announced to a nursing meeting that the moratorium on competitive bidding in home care would be made permanent. No … Continue reading →