TORONTO, July 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A survey of more than 150 staff working in more than 75 long-term care homes across Ontario reveals how short-staffed the homes are, whether things are getting better or worse since the pandemic started, and what the current conditions of care are in the homes. The survey, conducted by the Ontario Health Coalition over the last week, will be released tomorrow in a press conference by Zoom.

Media are invited to join by Zoom at the following link on Wednesday, July 22 at 11 a.m.

https://zoom.us/j/97172345992?pwd=NSs0SUVqM28ydFF1cXg4Ym5KZmVZZz09

or phone +1 647 558 0588 Canada

Meeting ID: 971 7234 5992
Passcode: 575765

Speakers:

  • Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition, study author.
  • Joadel Concepcion, Registered Nurse (RN) who works in long-term care. Joadel contracted COVID-19 and is recovering.
  • Shelley Smith, Personal Support Worker (PSW) with 30 years experience in long-term care.
  • Lisa Burke, Personal Support Worker (PSW) who works in long-term care.

Contact: Salah Shadir, Administration and Operations Manager (647) 648-5706; Natalie Mehra, Executive Director (416) 230-6402.