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CBC Radio (Oct 16): Let's talk: Why Canadians need health care in their own language

Created on Wednesday, 18 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... with their doctor.  An editorial published earlier today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says the health care system needs to do better.   The editorial says ...

Global News (Oct 16): NB experiencing significant shortage of public sector psychologists

Created on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... through the public health system and she believes the shortage of psychologists is going to extend wait times even further. “If you have money, you can get great health care but if you don’t, it is going ...

Business Insider (October 10): Nurses Know: Better Care Starts Here

Created on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... campaign includes television ads, transit shelter ads, radio, social media and print ads, encouraging Ontarians to take action to fix what is ailing the system. Haslam-Stroud says that the years of austerity ...

CBC News (October 10): Strain of balancing ER demand with capacity leads to ambulance offload delays

Created on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

For all the talk about patient wait times in the health-care system, at least one group of medical professionals can also be prone to long delays. When an ambulance arrives at one of the major hospitals ...

TVO (October 04): Ontario’s ‘entertainment ultrasound’ clinics will remain unregulated for now

Created on Wednesday, 04 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... multi-part bill that will affect many aspects of the province’s health care system. One of the sections will require the regulation of sonographers (technicians who use ultrasound machines for medical ...

CBC Manitoba (OCT 04): WRHA reinstates outpatient occupational, physiotherapy at HSC

Created on Wednesday, 04 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  But in a reversal announced Tuesday at a CBC News Town Hall on the state of the province's health care system, the WRHA said a plan to create a "means indicator test" to assess people's income for ...

Yukon Government (Sept 27): Government of Yukon takes steps towards regulated midwifery in Yukon

Created on Friday, 29 September 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... care and a plan to fund and integrate midwifery into Yukon’s health system. These initial stages are expected to take six to eight months. The committee includes representatives of the Community Midwifery ...

Breakfast Television (28 Sep): Ontario to require disclosure of pharma payments to health profession

Created on Thursday, 28 September 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... make province’s health care system “more efficient and more transparent” for patients. If passed, the bill will modernize 10 pieces of legislation, the government said. The bill would change existing ...

CTV News (28 Sep): Health systems often discriminate against Indigenous patients: Philpott

Created on Thursday, 28 September 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... on it when we see it." Health systems are "often discriminatory", she added, noting it will take everyone fighting for equitable treatment of Indigenous patients. "The colour of their skin, the language ...

CBC (Sep 20): 'They had burned out': Manitoba paramedics offered course on stress, mental health

Created on Wednesday, 20 September 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... Gawronsky added.  The Manitoba government has announced plans to hire more full-time medics as part of a revamp of the EMS system in Manitoba. But Gawronsky said details have been scarce so far. ...

National Post (Aug 25): A 'huge problem’: Over half of Ontario's neonatal ICUs closed to new patient

Created on Friday, 25 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... memo. Only the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s department in Ottawa was rated as open. “The NICU surge situation continues to be a great challenge and at this point a high risk for the system,” ...

Understanding National Health Workforce Accounts

Created on Thursday, 24 August 2017. Posted in Features/HHR Planning

... research to be performed about future trends regarding health workforce, systems and resilience planning. The complimentary brochure published in MAY 2017 provides a background on NHWA and answers ...

CBC (Aug 23): Rural paramedics strike deal with Ottawa

Created on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... 15 per year. Deal follows complaints Under the old system, paramedics from neighbouring districts would be deployed to Ottawa if their ambulances were closest to the scene, or if there were no other ...

The Globe and Mail (Aug 22): Ontario pharmacies filling more opioid prescriptions, but in smaller do

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... of nearly half a million opioid prescriptions dispensed in the province in 2015-16, compared with 2013-14. Both reports relied on data from the province’s Narcotics Monitoring System, launched in 2012, ...

The Globe and Mail (Aug 22): Health Minister Jane Philpott urges physicians to use power, privilege

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... great personal expense,” care for the marginalized and lobby politicians such as herself to “address gaps in health systems.” Similarly, she lauded those on the front lines of the opioids crisis. “There’s ...

CBC (Aug 22): Ontario communities sound alarm over proposed changes to Ambulance Act

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... be off-loaded onto municipalities. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care projects the cost of ambulance systems will increase by $300 million to $1.9 billion over five years, between ...

Ontario Nurses' Association (AUG 17): Front-Line Nurses Left Unprotected from Violence...

Created on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... and safety cultures and systems, instead of sending the message that health-care employers will not really be held accountable under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to keep their workers ...

The BMJ (Aug 16): Mapping the drivers of overdiagnosis to potential solutions

Created on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... many.7 Overdiagnosis is a challenge to the sustainability of human health and health systems. Its causes—including the best of intentions—are as complex and multifaceted as the potential solutions.8910111213 As ...

Winnipeg free press (Aug 16): Ambulance changes much needed

Created on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

On June 29, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced plans to transform Manitoba's emergency medical services system, based on recommendations from a comprehensive review completed ...

Waterloo Region Record (Aug 16): Online specialist referral system developed locally ...

Created on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Full title :  Online specialist referral system developed locally expanding across Ontario   WATERLOO REGION — An online medical referral system developed locally is being duplicated across ...

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