Begins: 10 August 2023
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
NIAGARA FALLS, 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 to illustrate troubling trends in the sector as staff vacancies and overcrowding increase, and estimates the resources required to meet patient needs over the next four years.
CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Union (CUPE/OCHU) will be releasing the findings of the report at a media conference in Niagara Falls on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m.
The union will reveal the number of additional hospital staff and beds required in Niagara Region 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”
1 p.m. on Thursday, August 10
Niagara Falls Public Library, Conference Room 3, 4848 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, ON.
Zaid Noorsumar, CUPE Communications