Ontario reviewing nursing agency practices in long-term care homes, minister says


By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 1, 2023 2:49 pm Updated March 1, 2023 2:50 pm Ontario’s long-term care minister says the province is reviewing pricing practices of nursing agencies. Paul Calandra says the government has formed a technical committee to examine the challenges long-term care homes are facing.A long-term care association that represents Ontario’s non-profit homes say they are being overcharged by nursing agencies.AdvantAge Ontario said two weeks ago that 100 of its long-term care homes across the province are paying $6 million per month collectively to nursing agencies. Trending Now Competition for nurses and personal support workers across the province remains fierce as the health-care system grapples with a severe staffing shortage. Story continues below advertisement The province says it is looking for recommendations from long-term care associations to address the issue. &copy 2023 The Canadian Press

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