Health Coalition Issues Urgent Open Letter to Ford Government’s Minister of Long-Term Care: Take Responsibility & Re-do the Biased Consultation for a New License to For-Profit LTC Orchard Villa
July 27, 2021 14:34 ET | Ontario Health Coalition
Attn: Assignment Editor PICKERING, Ontario and TORONTO, July 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  The Ontario Health Coalition issued an Open Letter to the Ford government’s Minister of Long-Term Care Rod...
Health Coalition Applauds Excellent Recommendations Released by Long-Term Care Commission Today: Calls on Ford Government to Implement Them Immediately
December 04, 2020 15:30 ET | Ontario Health Coalition
TORONTO, Dec. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The second set of recommendations from Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission were released today (here: http://www.ltccommission-commissionsld.ca/)....
181 COVID-19 outbreaks in health care settings leaving 89 residents dead & more than 1,800 staff & patients infected in 6-wks, numbers way up across the board, warns Ontario Health Coalition
November 04, 2020 12:01 ET | Ontario Health Coalition
TORONTO, Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The spread of COVID-19 in long-term care, retirement homes and hospitals is growing at an alarming rate. By every measure-- case numbers, number and size...
Almost Four Dozen People Who Applied to Testify Before the Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee on Bill 218 Limiting Legal Liability for COVID-19 Harms for Long-Term Care Homes and Others, Cut Out of the Hearings Today
November 04, 2020 11:38 ET | Ontario Health Coalition
TORONTO, Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Increasingly frustrated with the lack of accountability for the response to COVID-19 in Ontario’s long-term care homes, Coalition executive director...
New Report on COVID-19 Outbreaks in Non-Health Care Workplaces Shows Growth in Cases Far Surpass the General Population in Schools, Retail, Public Services: Data & Communication Still Poor, Only One Public Health Unit is Reporting All Outbreaks with Names of Businesses
November 03, 2020 15:26 ET | Ontario Health Coalition
Attn: Assignment Editor TORONTO, Nov. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As COVID-19 cases in Ontario’s general population hit an all-time, increasing 24% in two weeks from October 13, 2020 to October...
Ford's 4-hour long-term care announcement too late: Need commitment to deal with staffing crisis now
November 02, 2020 15:58 ET | Ontario Health Coalition
Attn: Assignment Editor TORONTO, Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While the Ontario Health Coalition is happy that the Ford government has finally adopted the 4-hour minimum care standard as...
Health Coalition Supports Interim Recommendations from Long-Term Care Commission: Calls on Ford Government to Implement Them Immediately
October 23, 2020 14:57 ET | Ontario Health Coalition
TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ford government’s Long-Term Care Commission’s interim recommendations support the need for immediate action on improving care levels by increasing the...
Ford Government’s New Legislation Will Make It Significantly Harder to Hold For-Profit Long-Term Care Homes Liable for COVID-19 Harms
October 21, 2020 11:37 ET | Ontario Health Coalition
TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ford government has introduced legislation that would make it significantly harder for residents and families to hold long-term care homes liable for...
Health Coalition Calls for Government to Flow Urgently Needed Money to Hospitals and Long-Term Care; Staffing Announcements Far Less Than Other Provinces
October 02, 2020 12:59 ET | Ontario Health Coalition
TORONTO, Oct. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over the last week, the Ford government has rolled out a series of media announcements about health care funding and staffing. Today the Ontario Health...
Rate of Increase in COVID-19 among Staff, Residents, and Patients in Ontario’s Health Care Settings More Than Doubled: Coalition Fears Second Wave in Long-Term Care
September 23, 2020 18:05 ET | Ontario Health Coalition
TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ontario Health Coalition released its most recent report detailing the COVID-19 outbreaks it has tracked from reliable sources in health care settings...