CUPE hospital workers have launched a province-wide tour to promote the union’s hospital-acquired infection hotline and explain how important cleaners are to controlling hospital infection rates.
- A complete list of tour events is on the CUPE Ontario website.
The union is asking the provincial government to:
- Legislate mandatory reporting of hospital-acquired infections at all Ontario hospitals.
- Initiate an immediate review of infection control and cleaning protocols at all hospitals.
- Adequately fund hospitals so they can hire more cleaners.
- End the use of contract cleaners at Ontario hospitals.
Meanwhile, the union has set up a hotline for patients, family members and hospital staff to call to report outbreaks of infectious diseases in hospitals.
Anyone who witnesses an outbreak is urged to call 1-888-599-0770.
Ontario health ministry’s response:
Read about the ministry’s “infection control core competency pilot project” in response to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) province-wide campaign to fight hospital-acquired infections.
A complete list of tour events is on the CUPE Ontario website.
|Michael Hurley||President, OCHU/CUPE||(416) 884-0770|
|Stella Yeadon||CUPE Communications||(416) 578-8774|