CARE NOT CUTS

From Your Concerned Ontario Doctors

WHAT'S NEW - QUEEN'S PARK RALLY

-- Click picture to Watch Patients Before Politics Rally at Queen's Park --

YOUR HEALTHCARE IS UNDER THREAT


The Liberal government has cut nearly a billion dollars from the healthcare system since January 2015. They have implemented reckless programs targeting new family medicine graduates. They are now revamping the healthcare system and changing the way all physicians in Ontario practice -- all without any front-line input.

Family doctors are having to close their doors. Specialists and surgeons are leaving the province. Graduating residents are being forced to start their practices elsewhere.

Ontario's physicians are now forced to ration care for their patients.

We are on your side and we are telling you that the current Government is dismantling medicare piece by piece.

We are your Concerned Ontario Doctors, and we are standing up and fighting to save our healthcare system.

We need to bring Canadian values back to Ontario.

Please add your voice to ours to tell the Ontario Government what healthcare should look like!

A PRIMER ON THE CUTS TO PHYSICIAN FUNDING: MYTHS & FACTS


Toronto, ON (March 20, 2016)– Funding for physician services has been cut since 2012. These cuts escalated uncontrollably and unilaterally in 2015. Moreover, the Ontario Liberals introduced absurd programs (like the Managed Entry Program or the New Graduate Entry Program) that have made it nearly impossible for family physicians to set up new practices. Similarly, the Liberals have made it very difficult for specialists to provide necessary services as easily as they did before. Ontario’s Doctors compensated for the damage from the Liberal Government's cuts from 2012 to 2014. But now, the cuts have become so severe that we cannot make up for the Liberal Government’s short-sighted decisions on our own. Patient care is being affected.

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MEDIA RELEASES


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CUTS HURT CARE: HEALTH MINISTER HOSKINS NEEDS TO FACE FACTS

Toronto, ON (May 12, 2016) - In the interest of sticking to a budget that completely underestimates patient need, Health Minister Eric Hoskins has imposed a questionable and unsafe contract upon physicians. He has vilified physicians in the media. He has initiated programs that have left new graduates unable to start a practice in their home-towns. He has instated fee cuts that have left physicians struggling to properly fund necessary medical equipment, staff and community-based offices. The inevitable result of thoughtless actions like these has been a rising tide of patient service reductions, staff lay-offs, unplanned physician retirements, physician relocations, hopeless physician morale, and escalating clinic closures across Ontario.

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CONCERNED ONTARIO DOCTORS HOLD QUEEN'S PARK RALLY TO DEMAND "PATIENTS BEFORE POLITICS"

Toronto, ON (April 20, 2016) - On Saturday, April 23 from noon to 3pm, Concerned Ontario Doctors are gathering on the South Lawn of Queen's Park to demand accountability and collaboration from the Ontario Liberals. This rally is open to all healthcare stakeholders, especially patients and the public. In fact, supporters are being bused in from each corner of the province, from Ottawa and Kingston to Midland and Cambridge, with hundreds planning to stand shoulder to shoulder with their doctors.

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LIBERAL 2016 BUDGET MORE SMOKE & MIRRORS WITH NO PLAN TO ADDRESS GROWING PHYSICIAN CRISIS

Toronto, ON (February 29, 2016)– Concerned Ontario Doctors watched with great anticipation to see what the focus of this year's provincial budget will be. To great disappointment, much of the budget was smoke and mirrors, of promises and programs that seemed attractive on the surface, a facade that, like a cheap trinket, cracked under closer scrutiny.

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A DEADLINE TO TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE GIVES LITTLE TIME FOR GENUINE INPUT, STATE CONCERNED ONTARIO DOCTORS

Toronto, ON (February 17, 2016) - On December 17, 2015, the Ontario Liberals released Patients First, a new plan to revamp healthcare delivery across all of Ontario. They claim it will streamline healthcare delivery and improve access to primary care. Their strategy is founded on reorganizing healthcare at the level of the family doctor, adding in more bureaucrats for up to 80 sub-LHINs and no actual increase in front-line healthcare workers.

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