22 April 2008

A budget shortfall, you say?

If only this facility had been adequately staffed...

The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre says 326 cancer patients received a lower dose of radiation treatment than prescribed to them over a three year period due to a calculation error.

The cancer centre says patients who received radiation treatment between November 2004 and November 2007 got a dose of radiation up to 17 per cent less than the dose prescribed to them.

The head of the Ottawa Hospital says a staff shortage was likely one of the factors that led to the mistake.
Hey... would 32 million bucks have helped?