86% of Canadians support bringing long-term care under the Canada Health Act; only 2% oppose this action.
“We need to act now and bring long-term care under the Canada Health Act or we will continue to fail our seniors and see more of them die preventable deaths.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Profit should not be the motive when it comes to how we care for our seniors." — Jagmeet Singh, NDP Leader
"I am calling on your government to extend the provisions of the Canada Health Act to include Canada’s residential care facilities. By doing so you would ensure that they must meet the 5 principles of the CHA: public administration, accessibility, comprehensiveness, universality and portability." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"This is a win for seniors as much as it is for workers." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“It’s very troubling to see these gaps in our health care systems across the country continue and not be addressed. These are not new problems, and patients are being placed at risk, both in emergency and long-term care.” ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President
As NUPGE members who work to provide services for seniors can tell you, funding has not kept pace with need.
The “alarming but not surprising” survey reveals physical violence, verbal abuse, and sexual harassment, poor staffing levels, and inadequate management support.
The professionals working at Orchard View ensure those residing at the long-term care facility receive the best care possible in a safe and welcoming environment.
"Grey County has just shown us that we can fight for our public services and win.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President