OPSEU Diablogue: The OHA makes it okay to talk about overcrowding

The Ontario Hospital Association may have made it okay to talk about hospital overcrowding. As we noted January 27, the OHA has been asking the province to look at capacity planning, noting that only Mexico and Chile have fewer hospital … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Underwhelmed – First initiatives around seniors strategy more politics than transformation

Yesterday Health Minister Deb Matthews announced the first specific initiatives following the release of Dr. Samir Sinha’s summary of recommendations for Ontario’s Senior Strategy. You may have missed the headlines largely because it mostly attracted a big shrug, aside from … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Living Longer, Living Well: Muddled seniors strategy undermines universality of home care

There have been fewer than the usual suspects applauding the release of Living Longer, Living Well, Dr. Samir Sinha’s anticipated recommendations for a new seniors strategy for Ontario. In the early days of 2013, maybe nobody is yet paying attention. … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Matthews bows out of leadership race, focus instead on health care “transitions”

Health Minister Deb Matthews says she is not seeking the Ontario Liberal leadership. Matthews made the formal announcement at the Ontario Hospital Association HealthAchieve this morning, ending weeks of speculation. Noting how rare it was for a health minister to … Continue reading →