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FACT SHEET: The Emerging Crisis in Chronic Care

Posted: May 1, 2000

(May 2000)

The Ontario government has shut down thousands of chronic care hospital beds. According to the Ministry of Health, in 1994-95, there were 10,325 chronic care beds in Ontario. By 1998-1999, only 7,787 beds remained, a cut of 2,538 beds or 25%.