Ontario’s hospital crisis won’t be easy to fix

There are no simple remedies for the long-term problems of long-term care. And no painless prescriptions for the short-term crisis in acute care hospitals, Martin Regg Cohn writes.

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Not One Seat
Not One Seat
14 · 14 days ago · Twitter

We have little faith hospitals will remain not-for-profit for long if Ford gets his way.

There are no simple remedies, indeed - but that isn't what will stop Ford from trying the same old, simplistic, discredited idea of privatization.

All that will stop him is a united public. https://t.co/​6r30LQbXXp

Ruth
Ruth
9 · 14 days ago · Twitter

Nobody said there were but, putting seniors on ice floes is dead wrong. For profit long term care homes is wrong too. These are people who paid into this system their entire lives. When they need the most care they are shoved out. WRONG.

Connie
Connie
4 · 14 days ago · Twitter

Pick your poison? So do when we do get older (speaking as someone who has her grandmother in an LTC), do we expect the same treatment from our children? It’s okay to override consent because they’re elderly? Is that it?

Elizabeth Saettler
Elizabeth Saettler
4 · 14 days ago · Twitter

No simple solution, perhaps. That shouldn’t stop us from taking steps we know will help. Hire more nurses and PSW’s and pay them in the public sector what they would get in the private. #HireMoreHCW #KillBill124