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Why some medically fragile kids can’t return to school because of a nursing shortage


Guest: Omar Mosleh, Toronto Star reporter

After more than a year of COVID anxiety, lockdowns, working from home and helping kids with online learning, this is back to school week in the GTA. But as many parents are sharing their children’s day back to school, some are sharing their child’s disappointment in being left out. They say their children with special needs and complicated medical conditions are feeling abandoned after being told they might not be able to return to class because there are not enough nurses to care for them. Star reporter Omar Mosleh joins “This Matters” to explain why many medically fragile children are still not be able to go to school and the real reasons behind Ontario’s current nursing shortage.



by Toronto Star