Sudbury hospital keeping an eye on labour dispute – Sudbury – CBC News
With about 300 health care workers walking the picket lines in the northeast region, the Sudbury hospital is keeping a close eye on how the work stoppage is affecting patients.
The striking nurses and health care workers are employed by Community Care Access Centres, which are agencies that coordinate health services outside the hospital.
“Patients who are sent home and require a more extensive home care such as IVs, that sort of medical care, they are either going to a private outpatient clinic or they are going to the [emergency room] to have that service and then are going back home,” Dan Lessard said.
“So that has been the impact that we have seen so far. But we are watching it every day just to see to what extent it is going to impact us here.”
The striking workers are represented by the Ontario Nurses’ Association and it said it is concerned the strike is affecting patients. It added the main issue in the contract dispute is the province’s push for a continued wage freeze.
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