SEIU Healthcare, the union representing the largest number of homecare workers in Ontario, is optimistic about the announcement made today by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. The Minister’s announcement is a positive signal towards needed restructuring of the homecare system to bring caregivers and their clients closer.
“Personal support workers work hard every day to deliver high quality care to their clients. As the province takes further steps to improve home and community care across Ontario, it’s critical that personal support workers play an increasingly important role as care providers,” said Sharleen Stewart, president of SEIU Healthcare. “SEIU is pleased to support the government’s proposal to introduce greater consistency for clients and caregivers no matter where they live in the province.”