Cuts won’t hurt care: Ottawa Hospital CEO

We can “preserve or enhance quality” after losing 290 positions, Kitts says

Don Butler, The Ottawa Citizen

The Ottawa Hospital believes it can eliminate 290 positions in 2013-14 while preserving – a perhaps even enhancing – patient care. But the unions that represent most of its 7,700 employees are far from convinced. The job reductions will affect the full-time equivalent of 90 nurses, 100 employees in administration and support services, and 100 other health professionals. No beds will be closed, however.