By Lita Cameron and Elizabeth Lee Ford-Jones Child poverty, children, children's health, health risks, Homelessness in Canada, kids, low income, orthiopaedic, poverty
As a medical student taking part in a Social Paediatrics course at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), I was recently immersed in the lives and healthcare needs of low-income families in Toronto. This experience reshaped the lens through which I now view healthcare and helped me recognize that societal factors greatly influence the emotional and physical wellbeing of children and their families.
By Don Dick and Linda Woodhouse Alberta, medical care, orthiopaedic, performance, time reduction target, Wait time, Wait time Alliance, Waiting for care
Canadians might have been inclined to take a sedative for an anxiety attack after reading about the Wait Time Alliance’s (WTA) 2014 report card on waits for medical care in Canada. The WTA gives Canada a failing grade on the structural changes it says are needed to have the timely access to care seen in other countries.