With Nearly 15% Turnover Rate, Ottawa’s Hospital Staffing Crisis Will Deepen Under Ford Government Warn Paramedics and Hospital Staff; Media Conference Tuesday at Civic ER

With Nearly 15% Turnover Rate, Ottawa’s Hospital Staffing Crisis Will Deepen Under Ford Government Warn Paramedics and Hospital Staff; Media Conference Tuesday at Civic ER

Sep 12, 2022 by Business Wire Public Policy/Government: Labor News

Key Facts

  • OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With Ontario hospital staff turnover rates doubling and paramedics struggling due to rapid increase in call volumes, Ottawa area paramedics and hospital staff are warning that the depth of the hospital staffing crisis will worsen and that patient access to care is in peril under the provincial government’s current course.
  • The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will hold a media conference on Tuesday September 13, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Ottawa’s Civic Hospital campus (in front of the emergency department/ambulance bays) to release Ottawa specific data on how many nurses, paramedical, clerical and support staff would need to be hired this year by area hospitals, just to maintain existing patient care and service levels.
  • And with an ageing and growing population here in Ottawa, the province is on a course to cause untold suffering for patients and front-line hospital staff.”
  • Across Ontario, demand for paramedic services has increased by 40 per cent over the past decade due to pressures of an underfunded health system and an ageing population.

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