Ontario’s doctors’ important clarification regarding Minister Hoskins’ October 14 announcement “province increasing access to primary care for ontario families”
Investing in nurses and allied health professionals is an important aspect of ensuring that Ontario’s patients have access to the care they need, when they need it.
Ontario’s doctors’ important clarification regarding Minister Hoskins’ October 14 announcement “province increasing access to primary care for ontario families”
Investing in nurses and allied health professionals is an important aspect of ensuring that Ontario’s patients have access to the care they need, when they need it.
October 20, 2016

Investing in nurses and allied health professionals is an important aspect of ensuring that Ontario’s patients have access to the care they need, when they need it. Ontario’s doctors are encouraged that the provincial government has chosen to recognize the hard work and dedication of our some of health-care colleagues, after years of under-funding.

However, that pattern of under-investment in health care and in those who work for patients continues. Ontario’s doctors have been without a contract for over two and a half years, and during this time the current government has made multiple unilateral cuts to the necessary medical services doctors provide.

The government’s latest funding announcement will not go toward providing additional care for patients, but rather will only address salary equity for nurses and allied health workers. Likewise, the government must reverse the current cuts to the physician services budget, and treat Ontario’s doctors with the same respect.

Dr. Virginia M. Walley,
President, OMA