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: Deb – enough with the scary nonsense

It is very unlikely that Deb Matthews personally wrote the letter sent to a member of the Quinte Labour Council about local hospital funding. She did sign it, which suggests she may have actually read it. Maybe. The letter has been … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: A hornet’s nest in Trenton over plans to replace the hospital lab

It’s been a hornet’s nest for the past two months. Quinte Health Care’s plan to shut down its lab at Trenton Memorial Hospital and replace it with “Point of Care Testing” (POCT) has raised the ire of local doctors, politicians and … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: In Brief: Hospital cuts as transfers, Pupatello’s ego gets the better of her

Pop quiz: who wrote this: “Our government expects – as do health care providers – that this change will exacerbate the health conditions of patients with chronic conditions and those who are at risk of developing such conditions. In addition, … Continue reading →