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Ontario Renovating More Than 300 Long-Term Care Homes

Date: April 21, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario Renovating More Than 300 Long-Term Care Homes Province Investing in Renovations to Improve Care and Comfort for Residents  Ontario is investing in long-term care homes to improve the quality of care and comfort of residents.  Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dipika Damerla visited Stouffville's Bloomington Cove Care Community, where more than 30 resident spaces will be upgraded. This is one of more than 300 long-term care homes that will be upgraded over the next...

Ontario backtracks on drug plan deductibles hike for seniors above low-income threshold

Date: April 7, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario backtracks on drug plan deductibles hike for seniors above low-income thresholdBy: Rob Ferguson Queen's Park Bureau, The Toronto Star, Published on Mon Apr 04 2016 The wrath of seniors has proved too much for Ontario’s Liberal government, which is backing down on acontroversial push to raise drug costs for those who don’t qualify as low-income earners.Health Minister Eric Hoskins said Monday the province is abandoning a move to raise public drug plan deductiblesfor most seniors...

Palliative and End-of-Life Round Table Report from John Fraser, Parliamentary Assistant, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Date: March 17, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Parliamentary Assistant Fraser had invited OSSCO to participate in one of several Roundtable discussions on Palliative and End of Life Care. Board member Anna Zachariah and Executive Director Elizabeth Macnab shared personal  stories as well as those received from OSSCO members.  The outcome is the following report which will inform the government’s plan for strengthening palliative and end-of-life care. It is being released today, along with an announcement outlining the government’s...

Ontario Investing Over $4 Million to Expand R&D in Medical Devices

Date: March 17, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Investment Will Create Jobs and Increase ExportsMarch 17, 2016 9:30 A.M.Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Ontario is partnering with Baylis Medical Company to support an R&D expansion project at the company's Mississauga manufacturing plant that will increase exports, create 84 new jobs and retain 194 positions. Ontario will invest up to $4.22 million through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund to support Baylis' expansion into a new state-of-the-art facility that...

Province Strengthens End-Of-Life Care With $75 Million Investment

Date: March 11, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario Developing Comprehensive Strategy on Palliative and End-Of-Life Care March 11, 2016 8:45 A.M.I Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care As part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario is proposing to invest an additional $75 million over three years to provide patients with more options and access to palliative and end-of-life care. This investment would improve community-based hospice and palliative care services including: Supporting up to 20 new hospices across Ontario and increasing the...

GTA hospital didn't notify police about allegations seniors had been sexually assaulted

Date: March 10, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

  A Toronto-area hospital didn't alert police after allegations were made that a staff member sexually assaulted at least five elderly patients, CBC News has learned. Instead, the Richmond Hill, Ont., hospital fired the man, a personal support worker, and he went on to find a similar job at another health-care facility. For detail click here.  

Charges could be laid in TCH seniors building fire that killed three people

Date: March 3, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Charges could be laid against Toronto Community Housing after it was discovered there was furniture in the hallway of a building where a fatal fire happened on Friday, according to Toronto Deputy Fire Chief Jim Jessop. Three people died and fifteen people were taken to hospital after fire broke out top floor of the five-storey TCH building on Neilson Road Friday afternoon. It is believed the fire was caused by careless smoking on a couch in the hallway. Toronto fire can lay charges against...

Deprescribing medications for seniors a safety priority Ending or tapering off half of medications in 3 classes is advocates' goal

Date: February 26, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Deprescribing medications for seniors a safety priorityEnding or tapering off half of medications in 3 classes is advocates' goal Health-care workers, patient groups and governments are striving to cut inappropriate prescriptions for seniors by 50 per cent by 2020.  The fledgling Canadian Deprescribing Network focuses on discontinuing or tapering off three classes of medications: sedative hypnotics known as benzodiazepines, proton pump inhibitors  and some long-acting oral diabetes...

Ontario budget 2016: Low-income seniors, students get relief

Date: February 25, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario  budget 2016: Low-income seniors, students get relief Cost of some everyday items expected to go up The Ontario government tabled an optimistic budget Thursday that boosts health spending, offers major tuition relief for most low-income students and includes robust growth projections that will allow it to fulfil its promise of balanced books by 2017-18. For full information click here http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-budget-1.3464504 Click here for [OHC] 2016 budget...

Ontario Helping Businesses Take New Technologies to Global Markets

Date: February 23, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario Helping Businesses Take New Technologies to Global Markets Investment Will Boost Knowledge Economy and Create Up To 2,600 Jobs Ontario is partnering with IBM Canada and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to help up to 500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) create jobs, embrace next-generation technologies and compete in the global marketplace. Premier Kathleen Wynne was at the DMZ at Ryerson today to announce that Ontario will invest up to $22.75 million through the Jobs and...


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