Last week, my daughter’s elderly mother-in-law went sent to St Mary’s Emerge at the behest of her Oncologist. She was experiencing high fevers, headaches and was so weak she could barely walk…complications from the removal of a section of bowel (cancer) about a month ago.
She arrived at St Mary’s at 2.30 in the afternoon and was not seen until 8.30 in the evening; a six hour wait.
When she fearfully hobbled to the front desk to complain, she was told she had already been bumped up by FIVE hours…..the emergency room of course was packed.
Under Mike Harris, wait times at emergency rooms was a huge issue. Nightly news reports focused on long waits in order to embarrass our government to fix the problem.
Well, the problem is not fixed and McGuinty gets a free ride!
He gets off the hook, I believe because he has caved into health care union demands; in brief, he has purchased silence by giving health care workers raises he cannot afford.
In my opinion, health care workers and the press are in collusion to remain silent about a real problem…..we have a good not great healthcare system but, despite billions in spending increases, we still WAIT TO FRICKIN LONG FOR CARE. Obviously, more money is not the solution.
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