LHIN readies for funding changes to take effect

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Featured Items, News |

CORNWALL — With changes to the way physiotherapy services are delivered and funded in the province set to change in just a little more than a month, the local health integration network (LHIN) has been busy, said CEO Chantale LeClerc — but they expect to be ready. During a board meeting in Cornwall, LeClerc outlined the changes that come Aug. 1 — emphasizing those needing physiotherapy and those enrolled in fall prevention classes should see...

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MPP Walker Concerned About Funding For Physio Services

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in News |

Dear Editor: I am writing to voice my concerns regarding the decision by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to cut funding for physiotherapy services. I am worried about the impact these cuts will have on the health of Ontarians and our already overburdened health care system. The Liberal government has framed the issue as a good-news story by announcing that it will provide 218,000 additional seniors and patients with better access to...

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Local MPP ‘wrong’ about physiotherapy changes, health minister says

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in News |

KITCHENER — Conservative MPP Michael Harris met with residents of a Kitchener retirement home on Wednesday to share his concerns about the government’s planned changes to physiotherapy for seniors. He passed out a petition urging Queen’s Park to reverse the decision he says eliminates OHIP-funded physiotherapy for people living in retirement and nursing homes. “We’ll hopefully put enough pressure on the government to...

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Physiotherapy Alarm

Posted by on Jun 8, 2013 in News |

I am a physiotherapist practising in London. I am very concerned that changes recently announced by Health Minister Deb Matthews to government-funded physiotherapy will result in cuts to services for our seniors. On April 18, Minister Matthews announced that the government would be improving access to one-to-one physiotherapy, exercise and fall prevention classes. Beginning Aug. 1, 2013, an additional 200,000 Ontarians, 400,000 in total, will...

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Rally protests physio cuts for seniors

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Featured Items, News | 1 comment

TIMMINS – A rally of about 20 people protesting the Ontario government’s changes to physiotherapy funding for seniors was held at the office of MPP Gilles Bisson (NDP – Timmins-James Bay) on Friday in Timmins. It was one of many similar rallies held during the past week in communities across the province. Seniors formed much of the contingent of the protests, but they were also joined by a handful of physiotherapists and other health-care...

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