OPSEU Diablogue: Problems at clinics should prompt rethink on competitions for hospital services

The media is applauding Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins this week for promising greater transparency around private clinic inspections that had previously been kept secret by Toronto Public Health and The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (TCPSO). Tom … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: The end of efficiency – will appropriate care become the new system of rationing hospital services?

The relentless pursuit of efficiency may be coming to an end for Ontario hospitals. Thank goodness. As former OHA chief Tom Closson said today at Longwood’s Breakfast With The Chiefs forum, year after year it gets more difficult for hospital … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Do LHINs need boards at all if they are simply to be the arm of the Ministry?

Tom Closson calls it the Goldilocks principle. What is the point where governance within our health system is “just right?” Writing in Healthy Debate, the former CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association points out that Ontario and Alberta are at … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: OHA silent about sudden departure of CEO and President

Pat, we hardly knew you. A year after being appointed OHA CEO and President, Pat Campbell has mysteriously disappeared from the OHA. In a remarkably short announcement June 12, the OHA notes that its Board of Directors has appointed former … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Ontario hospitals: Only Mexico to pass to reach the fewest beds per capita

Here’s a given – as Ontario hospitals start to shed services and staff in the next three years, the government is inevitably going to proclaim the benefits of serving patients in the community. The Canadian Institute for Health Information recently … Continue reading →