Who needs enemies?
The last time I went to the Belleville General Emergency Room... I spent seven and a half hours sitting on my ass with a sick, fevered child.
Thank goodness, I wasn't having heart trouble...
The night before her fatal heart attack, Amanda Trujillo spent seven hours in a London hospital emergency room, complaining of a strong pain in her left arm as she waited for a doctor who never came.(h/t reader rich)
"At that point, we figured it was not a heart attack, or even serious. Maybe it was just muscle pain," says Trujillo-Murillo.
"If anybody at the hospital thought it was serious, the doctor would have come by now."
But hey... that's just one inconsequential person, huh?
Dont'cha know Dalton & Georgie have much bigger fish to fry?
Ontario's Liberal government has paid out almost $1 billion to private companies to cover new hospital construction overruns, a coalition of community health organizations said Friday.**********
"But every single privatized P3 hospital is vastly over budget and every single one is late," she said.
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"I am a physician. I work at both the patient care level and the hospital budget level. I tell you with no fear of contradiction that the system is unsustainable and will collapse in some way or another within 20 years.*
Whether the cause of collapse will be the baby boomers finally hitting the ICUs, or a rash of costly infectious disease imported from outside the country (drug resistant TB, bird flu, etc) I can't say, but the system is going down."
"Count on it."