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List of local hospital and health services cuts/mergers/privatization:

Posted: May 30, 2019

  • Cut 40 nursing positions from Grand River Hospital in Kitchener – Waterloo. Threat of more layoffs with new budget (February 2019)
  • Cut obstetrical care on weekends at West Lincoln Memorial, women need to travel to Hamilton if they go into labour on weekends. (February 2019)
  • Cut 14 full time registered nurses at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.  (May 2019)
  • Privatized lab service, transcription, and patient transportation, outsourced microbiology testing and the Seniors’ Centre of Care at South Bruce Grey Health Centre  (January 2019)
  • (January 2019)
  • Cut 40 clerical staff at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. (May 2019)
  • Cut 80 staff from Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) mostly in housekeeping and food services departments.  (April 2019)
  • Cut pediatrics and obstetrics-gynecology from the Birchmount campus of Scarborough Health Network, formerly the Scarborough Grace General, Hospital which serves  200,000 residents. (January 2019)
  • Cut 165 full-time positions at London Health Sciences (June 2019)
  • Cut 60 positions from Addiction and Mental Health Services – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (AMHS-KLFS) (June 2019)
  • Privatized outpatient lab services to private for-profit LifeLabs laboratories at two North Wellington Health Care hospitals – Louise Marshall Hospital and Palmerston and District Hospital.

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