OPSEU Region 3 Regional Vice-President Sara Labelle commented today on the severe hospital bed shortages across Ontario that have resulted from a lack of provincial funding — not the seasonal flu as some hospitals have claimed.
“The problem is not patients, it is the chronic shortage of beds," Labelle said in the Sudbury Star today. "It is inappropriate and irresponsible to blame sick people for using their local hospitals. Our hospitals need proper levels of funding and we need to see that funding going to re-opening beds, expanding services and improving patient care.”
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