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Ontario healthcare report finds over a thousand service shutdowns

Posted: December 12, 2023

(December 11, 2023)

By: Freq 90.5/Oldies 96.7

The Ontario Health Coalition released a report this past Tuesday, December 5th, which they say paints a stark picture of the province’s healthcare system.

The report tracked the closures of hospital services in 2023 and found a total of 1,200 temporary or permanent closures across Ontario occurred.

OHC Executive Director Natalie Mehra says these are jarring figures.

That number includes emergency departments, outpatient laboratories, obstetrics units and more. Mehra says public trust is gone.

Mehra made those remarks front of Queens Park in Toronto, where she put a lot of the blame on what the OHC calls “an unprecedented failure of leadership,” saying the staffing crisis has been compounded by policy decisions.

Read the full report here.

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