Toronto — Minister of Health, Ontario The government, which hasn't ruled out health care privatization, is looking at ways to address a major staff shortage that is straining hospitals across the state.
When asked if the government is considering privatization, Sylvia Jones said, "All options are on the table."
Ontario's emergency departments had to close for hours or days at a time this summer. This is due to a shortage of nurses, according to medical officials.
Jones says she is in talks with hospital companies statewide to resolve the issue.
She said the government was looking for "innovation and opportunity" in Ontario and was considering changing the health care system, but it was unclear what that would look like. I didn't.
Advocates urge Prime Minister Doug Ford to repeal his 2019 public sector wage control laws, saying they are undermining efforts to recruit and retain nurses. rice field.
This Canadian Press report was first published on August 10, 2022.
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