Acutely ill Ontario seniors rushed out of hospital: Report

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Kelly Roche, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:05 PM ET

OTTAWA — The province's health reforms are failing acutely ill residents — especially seniors — according to a new report.

"We see emerging a pattern of neglect," said Ontario Council of Hospital Unions president Michael Hurley.

Following a stroke, "it's shameful that a person gets sent home without being given the physiotherapy that they need to be able to walk," he said.

Same goes for a woman with osteoporosis who left hospital without X-rays and later discovered she had nearly 20 fractures.

“Pushed Out of Hospital, Abandoned at Home” is being released in Ottawa in early April.

The report was compiled using a toll-free hotline garnering feedback from about 600 residents in more than 30 communities across Ontario over one year.


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