PRESS RELEASE: A moment of silence for the tragic loss of eight elder patients in South West Ontario

October 25, 2016

During SEIU Healthcare's 2016 Nursing Convention (October 24 - October 26, Scarborough, ON), a moment of silence was held in light of the tragic loss of eight elder patients in South West Ontario.

We remember:

James Silcox
Maurice Granat
Gladys Millard
Helen Matheson
Mary Zurawinski
Helen Young
Maureen Pickering
Arpad Horvath

As investigations continue,"SEIU Healthcare encourages all the parties involved to fully cooperate with the investigation. Nothing is more important than the safety of all people in Ontario's Nursing Homes," stated Sharleen Stewart, President of SEIU Healthcare.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families and we offer our deepest condolences.

SEIU Healthcare represents more than 55,000 healthcare and community service workers across Ontario. The union's members work in hospitals, home care, nursing and retirement homes, and community services throughout the province. SEIU Healthcare has a strong track record of improving wages, benefits and working conditions for healthcare workers, supporting the training and development needs of its members, and strengthening standards in the management and delivery of patient and client care.

For media inquiries, contact:
Grace Ghunaim
SEIU Healthcare

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