SITUATION CRITICAL – Homicide And Violence In Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes

Ontario Health Coalition tours new report across province comes to Niagara this coming Tuesday, February 5th

An Invite to All of Us from the Ontario Health Coalition and its regional chapter, the Niagara Health Coalition

Posted February 1st, 2019 on Niagara At Large

The Ontario Health Coalition is touring a new report, Situation Critical, in St. Catharines on Tuesday, February 5.

Situation Critical is a new report that examines government data to reveal the current shocking state of long-term care in Ontario.

Among all the data that the Ontario Health Coalition has collected on long wait lists, inequities, staffing shortages, and medical needs is a statistic that over the last 5 years measured there were 27 homicides.

It is part of a rising tide of violence among residents of long-term care facilities.

Why is this happening?

This Ontario Health Coalition report bases its assessment of the current state of long-term care in Ontario and what the needs of our population of seniors are from available data from the long-term care industry and the Ontario government.

The Ontario Health Coalition will provide copies of the long-term care report at local news conferences and local first-hand accounts of conditions in long-term care locally following the themes of the report.

The report is being toured around 30 towns around Ontario from January 21 to February 5.

First Stop in St. Catharines

  • WHERE:          Main Branch, St. Catharines Public Library, Rotary Room, 54 Church St., St. Catharines
  • WHEN:                        Tuesday, February 5 at 10:30 a.m.
  • WHAT:            Release of SITUATION CRITICAL, Planning, Access, Levels of Care & Violence in Ontario’s Long-Term Care
  • WHO:              Carol Dueck: Chair of the Advocacy Committee Family Council, Network 4

Sue Hotte : Chair Niagara Health Coalition,

Heather Neiser (CUPE)

Marg Newby and Marion Woodcock, Retired Teachers of Ontario Niagara

Second Stop in Grimsby

  • WHERE:          Livingston Activity Centre, 18 Livingston Ave., Grimsby
  • WHEN:                        Tuesday, February 5 at 1:30 pm
  • WHAT:            Release of SITUATION CRITICAL, Planning, Access, Levels of Care & Violence in Ontario’s Long-Term Care
  • WHO:              Carol Dueck: Chair of the Advocacy Committee Family Council, Network 4

Sue Hotte : Chair Niagara Health Coalition,

Heather Neiser (CUPE),

Marg Newby and Marion Woodcock ,Retired Teachers of Ontario Niagara,

The Health Coalition has toured the report across Ontario with family members of long-term care residents, nurses, PSWs, patient advocates and concerned citizens. In the last two weeks, the Coalition has visited the following towns with the report: Toronto, Chatham, Wallaceburg, Sarnia, Sudbury, North Bay, Smiths Falls, Hamilton, Burlington, London, Peterborough, Windsor, Oshawa, Stratford and Guelph, Tillsonburg, Huntsville, Woodstock, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, and Kingston.

The Ontario Health Coalition is comprised of a Board of Directors, committees of the Board as approved in the Coalition’s annual Action Plan, Local Coalitions, member organizations and individual members. Currently the Ontario Health Coalition represents more than 400 member organizations and a network of Local Health Coalitions and individual members.

Our primary goal is to protect and improve our public health care system. We work to honour and strengthen the principles of the Canada Health Act. We are led by our shared commitment to core values of equality, democracy, social inclusion and social justice; and by the five principles of the Act: universality; comprehensiveness; portability; accessibility and public administration. We are a non-profit, non-partisan public interest activist coalition and network.

To learn more about the Ontario Health Coalition and its public advocacy work, click on – www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca

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