Those concerned about the lack of quality care in Ontario nursing homes were delivered a blow Thursday when the public commission investigating a murder spree by former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer refused to grant participation rights to 17 people who have either worked or have loved ones in homes not connected to her.
Jonathan Sher, The London Free Press
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For families whose loved ones were killed by ex-nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, their chance to take part in a public inquiry will be limited not by law but by money.
A hearing for a public inquiry into long-term care in Ontario began dramatically Tuesday when a woman who survived the murderous rampage of then-nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer asked to participate.
Explosions and ever-rising fireballs lit up the night sky Tuesday on a busy highway north of Toronto, the intense heat melting cars, killing motorists and leaving in its hellish centre the remains of two fuel trucks and at least four transport trucks.
The boss of London’s largest hospital has sacked his chief nurse to stop her from speaking out against changes that put patients across Ontario in harm’s way, the head of a powerful nursing association claims.
For the second time in three years, a court has fined the owner of a west London house who crammed so many tenants into the modest abode, nine bedrooms weren't enough -- mattresses were found in closets and in the furnace room.
Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins says he won’t allow the maker of the world’s most costly drug to dictate who can use it and how much it will cost.
People waiting to replace hips or knees in the London region face the longest waits in Ontario because the health minister is short-changing the region, local surgeons say.
London police are investigating claims that employees of a Jack Astor’s restaurant used a rooftop patio to dump vinegar and hot liquid on animal-rights activists who were protesting below.
Ontario’s auditor general has slammed the massive bureaucracy that handles home care after finding problems so glaring it could doom the $2.4-billion system.
A Londoner who kept the scourge of thalidomide out of the United States has died, leaving behind a legacy of achievement that made her a hero south of the border.
Sixteen-year-old Caroline Smith knows the surgery might kill her and cost her dad every cent he has.
While a six-year-old boy battles tetanus in a London hospital, public health officials say they have no idea how many Ontario kids have gone without a shot or whether immunization rates are getting worse.
Costly agencies that oversee home care across Ontario may soon be on life support themselves, The Free Press has learned.
More than 600 nursing homes inspected in Ontario. More than 7,500 violations found. Not a single, solitary fine or worker order. Not one.
A strike by nurses who co-ordinate home care has pushed overcrowded Ontario hospitals into uncharted waters that could strand patients in wards and back up emergency rooms.
Only one in 18 Ontarians won appeals last year against OHIP, dismal odds that are growing worse, figures obtained by QMI Agency suggest.
A London-area Ontario PC candidate is feeling the heat after suggesting in a local debate that Leader Tim Hudak can't create one million jobs.
With a blackout lifted Wednesday, voters can expect a barrage of broadcast advertising by the Big Three parties in the Ontario election. QMI Agency’s Jonathan Sher reviewed the first TV salvos with four veteran political observers.
Andrea Horwath’s NDP left three large footprints in byelections in Kitchener, London and Windsor.