Begins: 10 August 2023
Location: Hamilton, ON
HAMILTON, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– A new report on Ontario’s hospitals staffing and capacity challenges warns that the current crisis will only worsen over the next four years due to a failure of planning by the Ford government.
Ontario’s Hospital Crisis: No Capacity, No Plan, No End cites latest data from Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information to illustrate troubling trends in the sector as staff vacancies and overcrowding increase.
CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Union (CUPE/OCHU) will be releasing the findings of the report at a media conference in Hamilton on Thursday morning at 10 a.m.
Based on the existing data, the report estimates the number of additional hospital staff and beds needed to address patient needs in Hamilton over the next four years, contrasting it with the government’s woefully inadequate plan.
Who: Michael Hurley, President of OCHU/CUPE and Doug Allan, CUPE Hospital Sector Researcher
What: OCHU/CUPE Media Conference to announce findings of the research report “Ontario’s Hospital Crisis: No Capacity, No Plan, No End”
When: 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 10
Where: CUPE 7800 Office, 795 King St. E Suite 102, Hamilton.
Zaid Noorsumar, CUPE Communications