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‘Real disconnect’: Provinces and feds point fingers as Canada’s ER crisis continues – National
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‘Real disconnect’: Provinces and feds point fingers as Canada’s ER crisis continues – National

Emergency physician Dr. Raghu Venugopal doesn’t mince words when describing the realities his patients have been facing in the emergency departments in which he works in Toronto.“It’s really a dire situation,” he said after a recent shift in the ER.Wait times are “exceedingly long” for even the most urgent care, with some patients waiting 100 to 125 hours for treatment, he says. Toronto ER Dr. Raghu Venugopal says the situation in ERs right now is “dire.”. Submitted photo. “My trauma victim may stay on a stretcher for four days straight. My elderly senior citizens will easily be on a stretcher for three days, having their entire admission on a stretcher in the ER.”Venugopal is one of many ER doctors and other front-line he...
Code Blue: A Global News series delving into Canada’s health-care crisis – National
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Code Blue: A Global News series delving into Canada’s health-care crisis – National

Doctors, nurses, patients and their advocates are calling it a crisis. Health-care systems across Canada are facing significant pressures, thanks to a perfect storm of challenges that have resulted in emergency room closures and reduced health services in every province and territory (CMA). Read more: Doctors say health system has ‘collapsed’ as patient surges fuel ER closures “The biggest challenge right now that we’re seeing is just generally how people in Canada are able to access basic health-care services because it’s really happening across all aspects of the system,” Smart said.“What we’re really seeing is just the entire system is under incredible strain. And the result of that is Canadians really struggling to get the care they need in a timely way....