The problems at Brampton Civic are simply a sign of what happens when you build new facilities without the proper staffing to staff them (there is a shortage of physicians despite what some "experts" have fed the politicians for the past decade).
I've worked in Ontario health care for the past 20 years and would say that we have only another 5 years before the system collapses despite huge amounts of money poured on by the Liberals.
Build as many hospitals as you want....but if you don't have the health care workforce to support them then you will be out of luck for your care.
The National Health Service in Britain is looking toward "self-care" whereby patients essentially look after themselves for their chronic diseases....which will swamp us in the next decade.
The problem is that in an attempt to save a system that won't work with the pending onslaught of chronic disease and elderly and new treatments, the solution the NHS comes up with is that patients must look after themselves! ....save a system which doesn't give the patient medical access! What kind of system is this?
And we know Ontario copies what the NHS does quite routinely so this is what we have to look forward to...save the current system at any cost while patients are left to fend for themselves without recourse in their own province.
Strange. Very strange.
What good is a universal, accessible, portable, comprehensive system when as a patient you are left to provide "self-care"?
We pay taxes all our lives in good faith and at the end of our lives will be told: Sorry, you will have to provide "self-care".
As the NHS goes, so goes Ontario.
Dr. Fullerton's blog can be found here.
Wake up, Ontario!!! Five years. Can we afford to wait until the next election?
We're talking about your health, your hospitals, your life.
And the lives of your family members.
Is there anything else more important?
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