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Bilodeau: Ontario's Bill 7 won't make a dent in hospital bed shortages

Bill 7 on long-term care has now been adopted by the Ontario Legislature.  It has been widely criticized because the elderly who occupy a hospital bed while no longer needing such a high level of care, and who refuse to leave when offered a bed elsewhere, may be forced to go to a facility they did not chose, even if it is far from their community. Hospitals may also bill this person for the cost of their prolonged hospital stay, a possibility that is supported by provincial Long-Term Care Minister Paul Calandra. Read More
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