Ontario could face ‘very difficult’ flu season, health minister warns

TORONTO – Ontario’s health minister says this year’s flu season will likely be a bad one. Christine Elliott says officials have been looking at Australia’s flu season, and based on what that country is experiencing this year, it will likely…

Ottawa Hospital gets up to $9M boost from province to continue new Civic campus plans

The Ottawa Hospital is getting a cash injection of up to $9 million from the provincial government as it enters its next stage of planning for the new Civic campus. Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott made the funding announcement Thursday…

Health care advisory council report gives Ford government wide berth to move forward with agenda

An advisory council appointed by Premier Doug Ford’s government has released a report with a number of recommendations to improve the way health care is delivered in the province. The report is the second to be released by what the…

825 positions to be cut, over 400 pink slips to be handed out at Ontario health agencies Wednesday

Global News has learned 416 layoff notices will be handed out on Wednesday morning to employees at health agencies across the province. Story continues below The agencies include those that will be merged into the health super agency the government…

Ontario boys with cerebral palsy get life-altering surgery, gain cherished friendship

At the centre of a bright colourful room sit two children side by side. The boys, Alex and Carson, ages five and six respectively, are playing on a tablet, taking turns, laughing, and chatting. “Finding Alex was fantastic. From the…

Thousands of protesters descend on Queen’s Park upset over Ontario health care

More than 8,000 protesters were slated to March to Queens Park on Tuesday, voicing concerns over the Ford government’s proposed changes to health care and the potential, they say, for privatization. But as Jamie Mauracher reports, the health minister says…