NDP MPP Lisa Gretzky’s private member’s bill to improve patient access to home care services passed second reading at Queen’s Park on Thursday. Unifor supports this move and encourages the government to pass the law.
The bill was named after Dan Duma, who had moved back to Windsor after years in Alberta in order to spend his final days battling cancer closer to his family. Home care is not currently included in Canada’s inter-provincial billing agreement and Duma was subject to a three-month waiting period. After only one month, Duma passed away.
“It makes no sense that the law would allow him to access care in a hospital setting but we couldn’t provide the resources to allow him to live his final days at home with his family as he wished,” said Andy Savela, Unifor Health Care Director.
For more information on Dan’s Law, visit Gretzky’s website: