Tag Archives: Health

Hundreds of Health Department jobs axed prior to COVID-19 crisis

The federal department responsible for leading the national response to the COVID-19 crisis has been one of the hardest hit by job cuts, official figures reveal. Figures from the Australian Public Service show the Health Department’s staffing fell by 333 in 2019, the third consecutive year its workforce has decreased. The department said it shed… Read More »

France to give $9 billion in pay raises to health care workers – CNN

Castex, the Health Minister Olivier Véran and trade union representatives signed the agreement on Monday in Paris. In April, the French government said it would pay medical health care workers a bonus of up to $ 1,634 for treating Covid-19 patients. Hospital staff will receive $ 544 and those working directly in coronavirus-impacted areas will… Read More »

Hospital ratings often depend more on nice rooms than on health care – The Washington Post

As research findings go, this was a Holy Yikes. A study of 50,000 patients throughout the United States showed that those who were the most satisfied with their care (the top quartile) were 26 percent more likely to be dead six months later than patients who gave lower ratings to their care. The study, “The… Read More »

World Health Organization reports new coronavirus cases reach all-time high

The number of new Covid-19 cases worldwide has reached a record high at 212,326 cases in the last 24 hours, according to a situation report from the World Health Organization.  The report says there have been more than 10.9 million confirmed Covid-19 cases globally, with 212,326 new cases in the last 24 hours. There have been… Read More »

Public Health Ontario suffered exodus of senior leaders and budget cuts before the COVID-19 pandemic struck

Article content continued These staff changes have not impacted PHO’s ability to respond to the pandemic Nicholas Paul, who as recently as January of this year, was PHO’s laboratory operations director, was removed from the agency’s online leadership chart sometime before March. He couldn’t be reached for comment. John McLaughlin, Crowcroft’s predecessor as chief scientist,… Read More »