Nurse Practitioners are the innovative solution to Canada’s health care woes

So why aren’t we making use of this important human resource?   It was recently national Nurse Practitioner Week, but you would be forgiven if you’ve never heard of Nurse Practitioners.  Most Canadians haven’t — and most don’t know their value to our health care system. You may be even more surprised to learn that […]

Our health system fails the elderly

Solving long hospital wait times requires a fundamental shift in the way we care for the elderly Hospital overcrowding is not a new issue. Limited bed spaces have plagued Ontario hospitals for years and are increasingly straining our system. Not only are long wait times become a shameful expectation when patients arrive in the emergency […]

Cheap, fast, good — pick two?

How to shorten hospital wait times in Canada Long wait times are the vulnerable soft underbelly of the Canadian health system. Canadians treasure our single-payer, publicly funded program of physician and hospital care, virtually as a defining part of our national identity. And yet, increasing legal and political pressure over quick access to elective surgeries […]