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#1821 spanky123

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Posted 28 February 2024 - 08:38 AM

^I doubt they will be 40” TVs.

In any event you didn’t think that the contractor would be out of pocket did you?
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#1822 AllseeingEye

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Posted 28 February 2024 - 03:36 PM

Had to run Mrs ASE into RJH Emerg this morning; after 90 mins she was so ill and nauseous I picked her up went to a pharmacy to p/u some ginger and other meds then put her to bed. The wait time BTW on the board was 12 hours.....



#1823 Nparker

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Posted 28 February 2024 - 03:51 PM

I reiterate. Our healthcare system is broken.



#1824 AllseeingEye

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Posted 28 February 2024 - 04:06 PM

Total gong show in there today, one old fellow bugging patients for smokes, another who didn't make it to the bathroom in the ambulatory waiting area, and people hacking, coughing, vomiting everywhere, with others crying. Just another day of course for staff. No wonder so many of them are burned out.

 

Last time I was there - waited just under 10 hours - an older gentleman wandering around with his catheter/walking stand banged his cane on the plexiglass by the nursing station demanding to know when he'd be seen by a doctor. I told him to sit down before someone made him sit down and that the nurses couldn't possibly answer a question that 80-90 of us were also wondering about. I further mentioned threatening staff with his cane wouild not have a great outcome and sure enough when he did it again 3 security officers sitting behind the two-way glass security booth came charging out to deal with him. The system is beyond broken and has been for some time. 



#1825 dasmo

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Posted 28 February 2024 - 05:23 PM

This has been talked about for at least ten years. Then in 2020 the money printing cranked up citing this as something new, even though it wasn't. And still, no money went towards fixing it. Instead billions went where exactly? 

 

B.C. hospital system has been operating over capacity for five years
Statistics obtained by The News show system has been operating over 100% capacity since 2012

 

https://www.saanichn...ve-years-242374


Edited by dasmo, 28 February 2024 - 05:24 PM.

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#1826 Tony

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Posted 28 February 2024 - 09:17 PM

Health spending in Canada: How do the provinces and territories compare?  

Health spending per person varies among the provinces and territories, and it is highest in the territories.

Here are the 2023 forecasts for per-person spending and the corresponding growth rates for Canada as a whole and for each province and territory:

  • Canada: $8,740 per person; 1.8% increase
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: $10,333 per person; 4.5% increase
  • Prince Edward Island: $9,036 per person; 7.7% increase
  • Nova Scotia: $9,737 per person; 4.0% increase
  • New Brunswick: $8,413 per person; 3.9% increase
  • Quebec: $8,785 per person; 0.4% increase
  • Ontario: $8,245 per person; 0.7% increase
  • Manitoba: $8,616 per person; 2.9% increase
  • Saskatchewan: $9,112 per person; 1.3% increase
  • Alberta: $9,041 per person; 2.6% increase
  • British Columbia: $9,182 per person; 4.6% increase
  • Yukon: $15,696 per person; 0.3% decrease
  • Northwest Territories: $21,750 per person; 2.0% increase
  • Nunavut: $23,652 per person; 9.8% increase


#1827 dasmo

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Posted 28 February 2024 - 10:27 PM

Spending up service down!
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#1828 Nparker

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Posted 28 February 2024 - 10:37 PM

Spending up service down!

I guess that's how government hopes to achieve some sort of balance in healthcare.



#1829 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 10:51 AM

Massive new survey finds widespread frustration with access to primary health care

 

OurCare Initiative finds primary care is the top concern as 6 million people go without a family doctor

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...eport-1.7125990


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#1830 Nparker

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 11:00 AM

It's nothing 500,000 immigrants to Canada each year won't fix.



#1831 spanky123

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 12:31 PM

It's nothing 500,000 immigrants to Canada each year won't fix.


More like 1.2M including student Visas

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#1832 Nparker

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 12:39 PM

I'm allowing for the benefit of the doubt that the students are healthy.  :wacko:



#1833 dasmo

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 01:16 PM

People go to emergency with a cold now so I wouldn’t discount students.

#1834 Tony

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 01:41 PM

The large increase in immigration and student visa numbers is new and will have an impact. 

 

The hospital and medical service concerns are long standing.



#1835 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 01:43 PM

People go to emergency with a cold now so I wouldn’t discount students.


YES. Of course a “free” service is being abused. It’s inevitable.


What is the explanation for Nunavut residents using $23,000 in medical services each year while most in the provinces use less than $9000?


I have not used a single dime in the past 6 years.

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#1836 Nparker

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 01:57 PM

...I have not used a single dime in the past 6 years.

I guess this means that somewhere in Canada at least one person has used $54,000 worth of your services.

I had some minor, telehealth contact with a GP in 2021 - but not for 4 years before this (an ER visit for kidney stones in 2017) and none since. So in the last 7 years someone has had the benefit of $45,000 worth of health services I didn't use.


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#1837 Tony

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 03:47 PM

Nunavut ,remote, 2.1 million sq. km.  39,000 people. Check the cost of groceries for comparison.



#1838 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 03:54 PM

Remote, so they need 2.5 or 3 times the healthcare?

Our system is screwy,

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 02 March 2024 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2024 - 09:19 PM

I’d guess some of it can be explain by lack of economies of scale and need to transport and pay for patients to go for care in Edmonton or whatever? There aren't going to be heart or cancer specialists in the territories so much.

#1840 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 March 2024 - 10:48 PM

Holy crap.

 

VIDEO on X:  https://twitter.com/...265882656842057

 

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I always thought the round shape was just some type of magnetic field thing.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 March 2024 - 10:49 PM.


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