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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...