Ontario ombudsman highlights lack of oversight of public health units

Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, June 29, 2021 4:20PM EDT TORONTO – Local public health units, which have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, lack independent oversight, Ontario’s ombudsman said Tuesday, calling on the province address the issue as soon as possible. Paul Dube released

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Ontario announces death of Patient Ombudsman Cathy Fooks

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that Cathy Fooks, Ontario’s Patient Ombudsman, has died. Named as the new voice of Ontario patients back in June, Fooks assumed the role on July 13 for a five-year term bringing with her more than three decades of experience and advocacy. “As with everything

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Ontario ombudsman receives record number of complaints about provincial jails

TORONTO — Ontario’s ombudsman is raising concerns about conditions in the province’s correctional facilities after receiving over 6,000 complaints from inmates last year. Paul Dube details problems with overcrowding, poor living conditions, and lack of inmate access to medical care in his annual report released today. Dube says the number

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