Begins: 11 August 2023
Location: Kitchener, ON
KITCHENER, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– A new report on Ontario’s hospital 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 that 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 full findings of the report at a media conference in Kitchener on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m.
Drawing a sharp contrast with the government’s inadequate plan as the hospital sector lurches into a deeper crisis, the union will be revealing the number of additional hospital staff and beds required in the Region of Waterloo over the next four years to meet patient needs.
Michael Hurley, President of OCHU/CUPE
and Doug Allan, CUPE Hospital Sector Researcher
OCHU/CUPE Media Conference to announce findings of the research report “Ontario’s Hospital Crisis: No Capacity, No Plan, No End”
1 p.m. on Friday, August 11
Kitchener Public Library, Meeting Room D
85 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON
Zaid Noorsumar, CUPE Communications