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How do you recruit personal support workers during a pandemic?
COVID-19 has strained the health-care sector — and some are worried that there aren’t enough PSWs in training to deal with the crisis.
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Ontario is reaching a danger point in COVID-19 testing with a huge backlog, Health Minister Christine Elliott said Thursday, as the province recorded another 538 cases and Premier Doug Ford gave personal support workers a long-promised raise of up to $3 hourly.
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Foreign-trained nurses could join fight against COVID
A program to augment Ontario’s health-care workforce by certifying foreign-trained nurses to become personal support workers (PSWs) came grinding to a halt as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Now, as Ontario scrambles to handle a surge in cases, the province is doing little to revive the program.
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For 10 years, Ontario’s long-term care homes have been tipped off when government inspectors were coming, allowing the homes to prepare for what are meant to be unannounced visits, the head of the province’s association for personal support workers told investigators earlier this month.
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OPSWA President discusses PSW Profession with Premier Ford & Ministers
OPSWA’s President, Miranda Ferrier, met with Premier Ford, Minister Fullerton, Minister of LTC, and Minister Elliott, Minister of Health, to discuss issues in the PSW Profession.
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Foreign-trained nurses could join fight against COVID
Personal support workers have been overlooked and overworked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Immigrant PSWs share their experiences fighting on the frontlines.
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Originally posted by: Global News TORONTO — Ontario’s overworked and underpaid personal support workers will soon be receiving government assistance, the province’s premier said Thursday as he heaped praise on a group who have been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in long-term care homes.
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Peter D. Clark long-term care centre
An employee at the Peter D. Clark long-term care home has died of COVID-19, City of Ottawa officials say. (Matthew Kupfer/CBC). View full article @ CBC.ca ‘They’re exhausted. They are absolutely burnt out’ A personal support worker at the city-run Peter D. Clark long-term care centre has died after contracting COVID-19, the city said Wednesday. City...
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A special message to OPSWA and our members from Premier Ford
A Special Message to OPSWA and our members from Premier Ford
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Can COVID-19 show us how to fix Scarborough nursing homes
Altamont Care Community in Scarborough has suffered an outbreak of COVID-19 which has taken the lives of 53 residents and one staff member. – Dan Pearce/Torstar. View full article @ Toronto.com. Ontario’s long-term care ‘broken’ before pandemic, some say We failed to protect seniors in long-term care from the coronavirus, and we failed to protect...
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