Ottawa, NL announce $256 million for health-care funding

Federal Health Minister Mark Holland was in Corner Brook Monday to announce funding to improve health-care services across Newfoundland and Labrador over the next three years. (Colleen Connors/CBC) Newfoundland and Labrador is the latest province to ink a bilateral agreement on health-care funding with the federal government, announcing a three-year, $256 million agreement on Monday. The provincial government says it plans to use the money across the health-care systems to expand access to family health services by creating more family care teams, addressing surgical backlogs, recruiting more staff and expanding virtual care among other items. “I think really good things…

Hamilton Hospital Workers Rally for Fair Pay and Quality Patient Care – OPSEU SEFPO

HAMILTON, ON — Health care professionals employed by Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) held concurrent information rallies today at all three hospital sites to draw attention to their demand for pay parity. The members of OPSEU/SEFPO Local 273 also hand-delivered a petition to hospital management at Hamilton General to demand action on the staff recruitment and retention crisis that stems from their unfair pay – and which threatens the quality of patient care. Staff at Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital, and McMaster Children’s Hospital are being paid less than industry standards and other healthcare professionals in the region, and across provinces.…