“Dialogue,” the newsletter of the
OPSEU Health Care Divisional Council is now
“DiaBlogue” – a new interactive web BLOG. The site
will feature regular news and commentary on
Ontario’s Health System.
“What’s happening in one health
sector often impacts another,” says Jill McIlwraith,
Chair of the OPSEU Health Care Divisional Council.
“By sharing our stories we will strengthen our
ability to react to change and build solidarity
among our 35,000 health care members as well as to
those who take an interest in the future of our
McIlwraith gives the example of home
care and long term care. Without resources in these
sectors, more patients are unable to be discharged
from hospitals, creating more workload and budget
The new BLOG gives readers the
option to receive automatic notifications when new
posts are placed on the site. Comments are also
welcome, but will be moderated before posting.
The BLOG will collect relevant links
to other supportive health care advocacy groups.
“If we follow the narrative of
events shaping our system, it makes it easier to
play a more proactive role and identify both threats
and opportunities,” says McIlwraith.
The HCDC originally called its
newsletter “Dialogue” because the Council wanted to
create discussion about the changes members were
experiencing. “DiaBlogue” now gives the Council
greater tools to carry this out.
“When it comes to health care –
we’re all stakeholders,” says McIlwraith.
Check out DiaBlogue at