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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....