Press Release: SEIU Healthcare encouraged by Ontario Government “Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care”

Monday, February 2, 2015 (Richmond Hill, Ontario)  -

SEIU Healthcare was encouraged by the priorities outlined by Minister Eric Hoskins in his “Patients First: Action Plan on Health Care” speech at the Empire Club in Toronto today.

“We were encouraged to hear the Ontario Government action plan on healthcare for the next three years, specifically its recommitment to investments in home and community care services to help solve the challenges that come with an aging population,” said Sharleen Stewart, President of SEIU Healthcare.

"The Minister knows that a key way forward to sustaining our public healthcare system while managing costs is to provide care options to people at home, where they feel most comfortable."

“We look forward to working with this government over the next three years to deliver on these commitments.”

About SEIU Healthcare

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:

Gilleen Witkowski
SEIU Healthcare

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