Ontario Nurses Say Budget is the Final Nail in the Coffin

Ontario Nurses' Association, March 25, 2010 Toronto - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN says that today's provincial budget means more service and nursing cuts for patients in this province. "Every Ontarian should brace themselves for yet more cuts to the health care they need and count on," said Haslam-Stroud, following the release of the provincial budget. Base funding for hospitals will increase by just 1.5 per cent for 2010/11. Haslam-Stroud notes that care has already been cut in communities throughout Ontario in recent months, and the 1.5 per cent increase means that we will see more of the same. ... Ontario