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Coalition to release report on LTC beds; Local briefs

Posted: December 4, 2021

(December 3, 2021)

By: Sudbury Star (Print Edition)

Ontario Health Coalition members will join health coalition representatives and families from Sudbury, North Bay and Blind River for a Zoom media conference on Dec. 3 to present a new report taking the provincial government to task over the privatization of long-term care.

“Over the past year, the Ford government has been moving forward with a plan to award tens of thousands of long-term care beds to for-profit operators, among them those with the most horrific records during the pandemic,” the OHC said in a media advisory. “Rather than hold for-profit operators accountable for the horrors that we continue to see in long-term care, they are being awarded new 30-year licences and bed expansions paid by public funds.”

The Sudbury event is part of a series of regional media conferences marking the release of Public Money Private Profit: The Ford Government and the Privatization of the Next Generation of Ontario’s Long-Term Care, to be held across the province this week.

Each regional media conference is to feature regional and local information, the OHC said, as well as family members of residents who have died or are currently living in for-profit long-term care, and the record of those operators in the region.

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