"The public is concerned that professional under-staffing in health care is hurting their ability to access health care services, when and where they need them.” — Karen Wasylenko, President Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan
The Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat (CHPS) is a national advocacy body that represents 100,000 unionized health professionals who deliver the diagnostic, clinical, rehabilitation and preventative services that are essential to timely and quality health care.
Some of the highly trained professionals represented by CHPS include medical laboratory technologists, physiotherapists, social workers, pharmacists, occupational therapists, dieticians and psychologists. These professionals work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, mental health services, laboratories, home care services and public health agencies.
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"In spite of months of public complaints about the risks to Long Term Care residents from severe understaffing, and a critical report from the Provincial Ombudsman, which called on health regions to do more, it appears that the health regions are ignoring these public concerns and recommendations.” — Karen Wasylenko, President HSAS