"Leaving things like the quality of care, safety, monitoring and enforcement to the whims of cabinet places politics ahead of our health care. It's no way to ensure the system will be available to all who need it." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
New national report outlines the huge cost of the failed Health Accord.
“These investigations into extra-billing show how easily the idea that you have no right to health care if you can’t pay for it can find its way into our health care system.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"We are disappointed that the Chamber came out with this report which is neither in the interests of Ontarians nor in the interests of many of the Chamber’s members.” — Natalie Mehra, executive director of the OHC
"The Auditor General’s research shows that only 61 per cent of the government funding actually goes to face-to-face treatment of patients. The public needs to know these facts.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Toronto (23 Nov. 2015) — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE), and OPSEU Local 294 are inviting citizens of the Niagara region to a town hall meeting on November 24 in St. Catharines to discuss the plummeting quality of home care in Ontario.
"If the Minister follows his panel without questioning the pro-privatization slant of their recommendations, there is a very high danger of for-profit privatization of home care, including care coordination and care provision functions. This is absolutely not in the public interest.” — Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition executive director
Report from the Ontario Health Coalition finds that the province's home care system is in disarray and unable to keep up.
“Has the Ontario government made a policy decision behind-the-scenes to close birthing and women’s health services in small and even medium-sized towns everywhere?”, asked Natalie Mehra, Executive Director of the Ontario Health Coalition.