Sep 23 2008

Globe & Post: New Canada Hospital Wait-Time Record, 34 Hours. Man Dead

Published by at 3:57 pm under Uncategorized

Who says that waiting times in hospitals are out of control? Oh, wait. A homeless guy sits in a waiting room for a day and a half without getting any attention and expires… and no one notices for three more hours (Winnipeg Free Press).

Maybe health care really ought to be an Canadian election issue for our politicians in 2008? You think? Sure beats talking about pooping poppins.

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3 Responses to “Globe & Post: New Canada Hospital Wait-Time Record, 34 Hours. Man Dead”

  1. Fredon 23 Sep 2008 at 4:34 pm

    So guess why so many politicians hopped on the global warming sky is falling bandwagon so quickly ? Takes everything else off the agenda because it is the big gorilla in the room.

    Makes life so easy for them.

    Wonder what they will do in a year or two when the on-going period of global cooling puts paid to all the fear mongering from the Warmongers.

    Maybe then we can get back to some really serious issues.

    Like dying waiting for Healthcare.

  2. Wondering Whyon 25 Sep 2008 at 8:13 am

    The report that was released last week that revealed on a per capita basis, Canada’s Health Care System was the most expensive system in the world but delivered results that placed us in 23rd place should be part of the debate.

    The unfortunate part is we can’t have a real debate because of the fear mongering that anything but a “single tier” system is somehow bad – go tell all the Europeans who have mixed systems.

    It is unfortunate that this fear mongering is driven by the socialist ideology stalwarts in our community. The only winners right now are the Health Care Unions – they love a monopoly system because they rake in full union dues and have ZERO organizing expenses because everyone MUST join the union.

    People dying in waiting rooms ?

    We know why.

  3. Kirsten Masonon 14 Feb 2009 at 1:22 pm

    This is the first time I even heard something like this happened in Canada. Unbelievable…

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