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

Posted: May 30, 2019

(May 30, 2019)

  • Cut over 120 full time equivalent staff including nurses, health professionals and patient support staff from Sudbury’s Health Sciences North. After protests by the public and the Health Coalition some of the cuts were rolled back but significant cuts continued nonetheless. (November 2018)
  • Privatized lab service, transcription, and patient transportation; outsourced microbiology testing and relocated the Seniors’ Centre of Care to a different site. (January 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 40 nursing positions from Grand River Hospital in Kitchener – Waterloo. (February 2019) 15 more nursing positions cut. (June 2019). The hospital cut 100,000 hours of registered nursing care this year.
  • Cut obstetrical care on weekends at West Lincoln Memorial, women need to travel to Hamilton or St. Catharines if they go into labour on weekends. (February 2019)
  • Cut 80 staff from Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) mostly in housekeeping and food services departments.  (April 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 Hospitals. (April 2019
  • Cut 14 full time registered nurses at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.  (May 2019)
  • Cut at least 50 clerical staff at St. Michael’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s and Providence Health Centre in Toronto. (May 2019)
  • Cut 165 full-time equivalent staff positions from London Health Sciences Centre. (June 2019)
  • Cut 60 positions from Addiction and Mental Health Services – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (AMHS-KLFS). (June 2019)
  • Closed the Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic at Windsor Regional Hospital. (June 2019)

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