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Video: Peterborough’s “improvement plan” not working — staff

Only in Ontario can you eliminate between 250-300 positions caring for people and call it a “hospital improvement plan.”

Professional and support staff at Peterborough Regional Health Centre were joined by members of the local health coalition to speak out September 6 about the state of their hospital after implementation of the plan.

The workers — represented by OPSEU, ONA and CUPE — held a short rally outside of MPP Jeff Leal’s constituency office on the day before the Ontario election. Despite advance warning, Leal was not present.

To watch a short video of the event, click on the box below:

Peterborough hospital workers to picket Jeff Leal Sept 6

MPP Jeff Leal finishes his term of office September 6th with a visit from health care workers upset about the stress Peterborough Regional Health Centre is under.

The workers have been denied vacation, are frequently working short staffed, and say the stress is affecting quality patient care.

With 250-300 fewer staff the hospital is struggling to maintain services. The workers are asking Leal to address funding issues at the PRHC.

September 7 the Ontario election officially begins.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the picket:

September 6  / 4 pm
Jeff Leal’s Constituency Office
236 King St.,Peterborough

Download a poster for the event here.