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Help Concerned Friends Tackle Bill 7


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Help Concerned Friends Tackle Bill 7

Bill 7 is known as the “More Beds, Better Care Act”. This Bill was passed into law in August 2022 in Ontario with no meaningful public consultation. The Act enables the transfer of older and disabled patients from hospitals to long-term care homes not of their choosing, which may not offer a suitable standard of care or are located a far distance from family and friends.

Despite its title, Bill 7 fails to provide more beds in long-term care; nor does it improve home or community care. Bill 7 violates patients’ rights to privacy and informed consent, allowing hospital staff and Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS) to share personal health information without consent. The Act allows hospitals to charge Alternative Level of Care (ALC) patients $400 a day for refusing to leave the hospital for a facility not of their choosing.

As a grassroots volunteer-run organization with over 40 years of experience in advocating for quality in Long-Term Care, Concerned Friends is compelled to take action to protect seniors' rights.

We need your help to continue our vital work. Donate to this campaign and help us tackle Bill 7. We're all in this together.  

Through our advocacy, we aim to engage our elected officials in: 

1. Reevaluating the Act’s impact.

2. Taking immediate action to significantly expand diverse models of long-term care.

3. Making fundamental improvements to long-term care homes.

4. Providing alternative solutions to address the challenges facing our healthcare system.

5. Ensuring that individuals who are transferred to homes not of their choosing are given priority and first access to an available space in a home on their priority list.

6. Supporting initiatives that promote patient-centred care and empower individuals and families to make informed choices about their healthcare needs. 

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