Tag Archives: wait times

Red and white health card switch: priorities anyone?

Here’s a sample of what some of you say about the once envied Ontario health care system courtesy of the London Free Press.  The full comments can be read at the link below. “Horrible, unacceptable wait times continue to haunt candidates … Continue reading

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Reduce wait times; no block fee for prescriptions

A Peterborough-area woman recently sent a bill to her local hospital for her time (1 hr., 30 mins.) spent waiting for a cortisone shot.  This caused a stir.  She shone a light on an area where improvement is needed in … Continue reading

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You Don’t Need a Jackhammer to Hammer in a Nail

There is a way to reduce patient wait times in an emergency room.  After the triage is completed, assign the patient to the medical professional who has the ability to confirm the diagnosis and recommend treatment.  For example, a nurse … Continue reading

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