A Culture of Health

A Culture of Health

The Ontario Liberal Party is committed to building a healthy society that provides the care people need and promotes healthy living at all ages. We have built our health-care system back up and we are now focused on making the system even better by improving access to care, enhancing the patient experience and expanding access to prescription drugs. As we move forward with an ambitious plan to build a healthier society, we need your best ideas about how to improve the patient experience and encourage the people of Ontario to live healthy lives.

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Mental health and employment and long-term support

There are people with mental health problems who nonetheless work steady jobs. Often therapy programs are scheduled only during the normal work day, which requires employees to get time off, but employers may be unwilling to allow them to do so. This often means a choice between getting therapy and earning a living and staying on career track. Mental health programs ought to be offered “after hours” so that patients ...more »

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MAKE SEXUAL EXAMINATION KITS /RAPE KIT TESTS AVAILABLE ACROSS, ONTARIO, CANADA

WHEREAS sexual assault examination kits are used by medical personnel when examining victims in order to properly collect and deliver DNA evidence to a forensic laboratory, whereby testing can establish proof of the assault and the assailant’s identity ; WHEREAS access to rape kit equipment varies provincial and territorially, with some hospital health care staff having to call Mounties to bring in the equipment ; WHEREAS ...more »

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Recovering health

We will enable the long-term life quality benefits of funding treatments received at home or in community such as vaccinations which protect against major diseases (e.g., pneumonia shots and newer shingles vaccines), and physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropraxis, and some dental procedures which protect against heart disease. We will improve the quality of compassion and authorization of effective rehabilitative services ...more »

Submitted by (@pickeringuxbridge)

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More funding for special education.

With teachers being physically hurt and classmates having to endure violent outbursts the time has come to either review the old funding model or maybe remove the repeat offenders if there is not resources available to help them.

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Long-term care safety

Steps need to be taken to ensure that our long-term care institutions are properly regulated and inspected. The recent murders of seven patents in a nursing home in Woodstock should be a call to action by the Province to adequately and rigorously fund ongoing inspections of these types of facilities. Our seniors deserve better care and attention.

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COVER ALL MEDICATIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS -REGARDLESS OF AGE

Please cover all medications for Cancer patients, regardless of age. Have a team of professionals, that keep up with the most recent research and developments . To be assured that cancer patients receive medications ,that give them the best prognosis and healthiest lives after treatment. Not the highest profit for companies.

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Ontario's Mental Health Strategy: Have some TEAA (Timely, Effective, Accessible care by Accountable clinicians)

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s recent decision to terminate operations of the Ontario Mental Health Foundation and assume responsibility for related funding will inevitably decrease accessibility thereto. The ministry cites an increase of independent treatment centers as a key incentive for this switch. However, these centers, composed largely of privately practicing clinicians and non-profits, lack cohesiveness ...more »

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Cover cost of hearing aids

Hearing Aid cost are in the thousands of dollars and its considered a disability. I am only 34 years old and have genetic hearing loss. I am the manager of a long term care facility and I'm well educated but i cant afford new hearing aids and i know hundreds just like me. Soon it will prevent me from working and instead of being a contributing citizen that i can be, ill be living on disability money which i dont want. ...more »

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Mental Health Education

Mandatory Mental Health Education, from primary to secondary schooling – as we do Physical Education. Help end the stigma surrounding mental health by educating our youth. Mental health is an integral part of our overall health.

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Overhaul and increase funding to ADP

I am a disabled Ontarian with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and I have a medical need for a Mobility Scooter to perform my everyday tasks. I am also on social assistance. I have applied for the ADP program and was denied on my initial application. I currently am waiting for my appeal to processed. The appeal was submitted 3 months ago now. And the original application 6 months ago. For people without mobility, this means ...more »

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Increase Nurse to patient ratios

Increased NURSE TO PATIENT RATIO FROM 5:1 to 3:1 while returning the 100 residency doctor spots cut this year. My Grandfather DR Alan Brown ran Sick Kids for 40 years cutting the infant mortality rate in half by insisting the Premier pasteurized milk BUT also insisted that patients received care SAFE ratios mean patients leave without complications, with minimal pain and alive His Doctors provided the procedures , however ...more »

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ESTABLISH A PROVINCIAL HEALTH EQUITY STRATEGY

WHEREAS the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion identifies the prerequisites for health as peace, shelter, education, food, income, a stable ecosystem, sustainable resources, social justice, and equity ; WHEREAS research has consistently made connections between adverse health outcomes and racial inequity ; WHEREAS racialized Canadians experience a range of adverse living circumstances that threaten not only their health, ...more »

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