This week saw the release of a major report on long-term care and home care from CCPA-Manitoba, authored by Niall Harney. It received excellent coverage, including by Global News and the Winnipeg Free Press.The Manitoba government’s wrong-headed privatization efforts have left home care clients and PCH residents at the mercy of private corporations with a business model based on poaching under-valued staff from the public system.

  • Recommendations from the report include:
  • Hiring 800 health-care aides  
  • 4.5 legislated hours of care in PCHs, per resident, per day
  • Improving working conditions  
  • Helping workers with tuition support
  • Purchasing fleet vehicles for home-care workers  
  • Phasing out for-profit care