OPSEU Diablogue: Briefs: The Scarborough Hospital looking for $6.8 million in savings with or without merger

The Rouge Valley Health System and The Scarborough Hospital officially filed notification to the Local Health Integration Network of their intent to merge, but it doesn’t mean hard times are over. Robert Biron, CEO of The Scarborough Hospital, sent a … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Frail, often elderly, and with nowhere to go

Nobody believes a hospital ward is a long-term solution for patients who have completed their acute care treatment but due to their medical frailty are unable to go home without support. The question is, where are the appropriate resources for … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Zero tolerance for abuse and neglect? Hardly.

Health Minister Deb Matthews talks about zero tolerance of neglect and abuse in Ontario’s nursing homes. Her actions would suggest the opposite. Yesterday Matthews said that inspection of long-term care homes will be based on complaints only. If the home … Continue reading →