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RNAO responds to Ontario budget

Ontario’s Finance Minister Charles Sousa unveiled the government’s budget on Wednesday, March 28.

RNAO home office staff was in the budget lock-up to examine the document and compare its offerings against our major policy asks.

New spending for mental health services, expanded OHIP+ coverage to remove costs barriers for seniors were among the high points.

Funding to hire additional RNs in long-term care, one for each of the province’s 627 nursing homes, was also announced.

The budget also contained a 4.6 per cent funding increase for the province’s hospitals. RNAO’s response said conditions to the new operating funding should be attached to ensure the money is used to hire more RNs.

For more details, please read our media release.

Last Updated: 
2018-03-29