Mar 01, 2023
By Christine Ross
Ontario’s long-term care minister says the province is reviewing pricing practices of nursing agencies.
Paul Calandra says the government has formed a committee to examine challenges in long-term care homes.
Long-term care association AdvantAge Ontario say they’re being overcharged by nursing agencies citing 100 of its long-term care homes that are paying $6 million per month collectively to nursing agencies.
It comes as competition for nurses and personal support workers remains fierce as health-care grapples with a severe staffing shortage.
The province says it’s looking for recommendations from long-term care associations to address the issue.
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