Ontario health care staff shortages prompt ER closures


The recent temporary closures of two Ontario emergency rooms and consolidation of staff at another have renewed concerns over the province’s health-care worker shortage, with doctors and nurses calling on the government to tackle the problem. The Ontario Hospital Association said staff shortages and capacity issues are creating backlogs across the hospital system, with an increased number of patients waiting for home care and patients in acute care beds who don’t require those resources.

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Laura Woodman
July 7, 2022

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