Begins: 11 August 2023
Location: London, ON
LONDON, 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 that illustrate troubling trends in the sector as staff vacancies and overcrowding increase, and estimates the resources required to meet patient needs in the coming years.
CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Union (CUPE/OCHU) will be releasing the findings of the report at a media conference in London on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.
The union will reveal the number of additional hospital staff and beds required in the city of London over the next four years, contrasting it with the government’s woefully insufficient plan.
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”
10 a.m. on Friday, August 11
London Public Library, Central Branch
Central Learners Meeting Room
251 Dundas St, London, ON
Zaid Noorsumar, CUPE Communications