WATERLOO REGION HEALTH COALITION
Protecting Public Health Care For All
WATERLOO REGION HEALTH COALITION AT A GLANCE
We are an organization made up of community members and healthcare workers dedicated to the protection and improvement of the Canadian healthcare system! At a time when our public health care is under attack in a certain, and consistent manner, now is the time to stand up, speak out, and be counted.
A comprehensive attack on public health care
"Academic leaders, democracy advocates, patient advocates, front-line care workers and doctors are all speaking with one voice when it comes to the leaked health care omnibus bill that has secretly been planned by the Ford government for months: if passed, it would cause health care chaos that will last for years." - OCH Press Release
LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES
The Ontario Health Coalition recently released a new report, Situation Critical.
After reviewing government data, Situation Critical reveals a shocking state of long-term care in Ontario.The data collected reveals long wait lists, inequities, staffing shortages, and medical needs. Shockingly, it also shows that over the last 5 years measured, there were 27 homicides in long term care facilities. It is part of a rising tide of violence among residents of long-term care facilities. The report bases its assessment of the current state of long-term care in Ontario, and recommendations for the future, on available data from the long-term care industry and the Ontario government.