October 4, 2021 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This pandemic has laid bare all the problems that families, residents, support groups, and health coalitions have brought forward over the years. These problems have been aggravated by staff shortages, underfunding, for-profit homes cutting care in order to ensure their shareholders have large dividends. The Ford government was well aware of the problems prior to the pandemic and chose to do as little as possible to protect our vulnerable seniors in long-term care homes. In the end, close to 500 lost their lives since the pandemic was declared in 2019. Thousands suffered needlessly because of staffing shortages and inadequate protection and many died due to medical complications caused by the lack of care and not being referred to hospitals.
The Ford government has reacted slowly and for all intents and purposes hopes that as time goes by people will forget the serious situation in our long-term care homes. We must continue to pressure the government to improve care.
Please join us on Monday in front of Sam Oosterhoff's office in Beamsville. Bring us your stories of loved ones in long-term care homes.
We do need to send and keep sending a strong message to all parties and especially the governing party that there needs funding, training, staffing must be increased, and that regulations must be strengthened and enforced in order to see major changes in the care levels of residents in long term care residences.
Please share this with your family and your social network. Together with all the participants throughout Ontario, we can send a strong compelling message to Queen's Park. Fix Long-Term Care!
Take care and Stay safe
Monday, October 4, 12 p.m.
CROSS-ONTARIO LONG-TERM CARE PROTESTS
Care Can't Wait
NIAGARA Noon at MPP Sam Oosterhoff's Office,
King St and Wagner Lane, Beamsville
As the Ontario Legislature opens on October 4, let's set the message for the next session.
No more broken promises. No more substandard care. We demand real action now!
To RSVP: Email Sue Hotte at [email protected] with the subject line "Oct 4" and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC and are able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
We will keep it safe outside, with social distancing, with masks, and a limit of 50 people so you MUST RSVP if you are coming!
Will you come?