7/1/10

For-profit LTC wants to take over public hospital services

Ontario's for profit long term care homes see gold in them thar hills! Not satisfied with their LTC gig, now the OLTCA wants "to take those hospital acute-care patients who may do better in a “more home-like” environment."

And it get's better: "Over time and with the right per-diem funding, (OLTCA president) Cormack suggests, long-term care could also serve well people with chronic conditions who are now in hospitals’ complex continuing care units."

What's next? Emergency Rooms? ICUs?

As predicted, the government's attempt to shrink public hospitals (and public health care) is a growth opportunity for the profit takers.

dallan@cupe.ca


Long-term care can be a restorative, transitional service provider -- June 30, 2010 -- OLTCA Morning Report

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