11/25/10

Critical reduction in hospital and community bed capacity -- Emergency Room Physicians

Alan Drummond, chair of Public Affairs with the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, writes this today in the Globe and Mail  regarding emergency room overcrowding:

"For a decade, we allowed governments of all stripes to portray it as an issue of inappropriate use by patients with minor health concerns; we all knew, however, that the problem primarily rested with government cutbacks in the funding of health care, leading to a critical reduction in hospital and community bed capacity. "


Tomorrow, the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions will rally at the Ministry of Health and LTC to defend those very same beds. See you there!


dallan@cupe.ca

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