Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNAO’s fall pre-budget submission: The pandemic recovery

Due to COVID-19, the Ontario government postponed its 2020 budget to November. RNAO participated in a virtual pre-budget consultation on Oct. 15 and delivered its fall pre-budget submission on Oct. 16. 

The submission calls on the government to:

  • adopt  RNAO’s Nursing Home Basic Care Guarantee call for four worked hours of nursing and personal care per resident day in nursing homes
  • build a comprehensive primary care system that ensures everyone has coordinated care and gets appropriate attention in the health system, so that interventions happen before ailments become acute or chronic
  • deliver home care that enables people to age in place, rather than become institutionalized in nursing homes 
  • proactively reach out to people through a strengthened public health system to ensure they stay healthy in the first place, and to monitor for developing health issues like pandemics
  • work with First Nations communities to build a health system that meets their pressing and long-term needs
  • start delivering access to safe and healthy housing for all
  • approve and fund Consumption and Treatment Service (CTS) sites in communities where there is a need and where organizations are able and willing to create the sites

The government will unveil its budget on Nov. 5.

To learn more, please read our submission.

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