Gélinas presses health minister on ‘staggering’ violence faced by health-care workers

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is ignoring frontline health workers who are concerned about the level of violence they face in the workplace, Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas said this week.

In question period, the NDP’s health critic asked Health and Long-Term Care Minister Eric Hoskins why Ontario hospitals of ignoring the safety of workers.

“For years, frontline health care workers have been calling on the Wynne government to solve the problem of violence in their workplace,” said Gélinas. “But this government, like the Conservatives before them, keeps squeezing hospital budgets, laying-off frontline workers, and pushing our hospitals into a dangerous overcrowding crisis.”

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