Hamilton Health Sciences is awaiting a final decision from the Ford government about whether it should begin building its temporary “last resort” hospital as hospitalizations continue to climb in the city and across Ontario.
Vaccine waitlists are being used Haldimand-Norfolk and a hospital in Toronto, but not in Hamilton. Instead public health said local clinics only thaw out the number of vaccines needed for the number of appointments that are booked each day.
Hamilton reported 125 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, following 152 that were announced the day before. One more person who tested positive for the virus has died, bringing that total to 332.
The family’s story highlights the challenges in paying down debt and maintaining long-term financial health for people on disability payments, says anti-poverty advocate.