“If ever there was a call to our collective conscience, this is it.” – Ontario Health Coalition executive director Natalie Mehra
A News Release from the Ontario Health Coalition, a province-wide citizens group fighting for quality public health care for all.
Posted May 4th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
The stories were shocking… and heartbreaking.
Caller after caller on Ontario Today’s noon call-in show told CBC Ontario Today host Rita Celli and Ontario Health Coalition executive director Natalie Mehra about being left in broom closets, storage areas, a bathroom and hallways waiting for a hospital bed in overcrowded hospitals across Ontario.
Family members told of their loved ones dying without the dignity and privacy of a hospital room. People talked about worries about hygiene and inadequate staffing.
“If ever there was a call to our collective conscience, this is it,” said Natalie, reflecting on the show.
“We must make what can only be called a crisis in our hospitals a top election issue and win clear commitments from all political parties to take urgent action to reopen closed hospital wards and restore services. Ontario’s hospitals have been downsized for 40-years almost without relent. This situation simply cannot be allowed to continue.”
By popular request, we are sending out the link to the show. You can listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/ontario-today/episode/15540308
~ Protecting Public Medicare for All ~
To find out more about the public advocacy work of the Ontario Health Coalition and how you can support it, click on – www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca
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