Health coalition vows to fight any privatization efforts by Ford government – CBC

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Health coalition vows to fight any privatization efforts by Ford government – CBC

by tmnationtalk on August 17, 202254 Views

Major hospitals now spending millions more per year on nurses from private agencies

Aug 16, 2022

A coalition of health experts is vowing Tuesday to defend Ontario’s public health care system from further privatization, days after the provincial government confirmed “all options are on the table” to address an ongoing health-care staff shortage.

The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), which represents more than 500 organizations, says it’s consulting with lawyers and calling emergency meetings with union leaders and health care organizations in order to protect public hospitals from any privatization efforts led by Premier Doug Ford’s government.

The announcement also came as the Ontario Nursing Association once again spoke out against the wage-capping Bill 124 at Queen’s Park, while new details emerged about how much busy hospitals are spending on nurses from private agencies.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/fight-privatization-public-health-1.6552468

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