PHOTOS: Medical air transport – an essential service too important to be left to private insurers and their ilk. Below: Amy and Amelia Savill (CTV News) and Alberta Health spokesperson Timothy Wilson (Linkedin). So now we need to buy medical-travel insurance when we travel inside Canada? Who knew? Certainly not Amy Savill of High Prairie, . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Medical transport is an essential service, and properly so – it’s time to start treating it like one
I haven’t talked a lot about Ontario Politics much of late, but for my first post of the New Year, a few things have caught my eye I wished to comment on.
First, the Beer Store and its attempt to bring local craft beer dealers onboard is being viewed by some as a too-little too-late . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Ontario Politics Chatter: The Beer Store Monopoly, eyes on Sudbury.
Health Sciences North hospital in Sudbury is planning to replace 30 hospital beds with a 25 bed unit inside a private retirement home, the CBC reports. OCHU/CUPE members protest earlier bed closures at Health Sciences North Richard Joly… . . . → Read More: Defending Public Healthcare: Moving patients from public hospitals to private retirement homes
Quinte Health Care is simply stopping elective surgeries for a week to deal with funding shortfalls from the provincial government.
The hospital’s CEO Mary Clare Egberts told The Intelligencer that the cuts weren’t in keeping with QHC’s new “patient-first” strategy but a lack of provincial funding leaves few options. The Intelligencer adds that QHC will also . . . → Read More: Defending Public Healthcare: Funding crisis forces hospital to cancel surgeries
Since closing 30 beds designed for non-acute patients in March, the number of non-acute patients occupying acute care beds at Health Sciences North in Sudbury has more than doubled.
In February only 44 non-acute care patients were occupying acute care beds. But since the bed closures that number has increased: to 77 in April, 96 . . . → Read More: Defending Public Healthcare: Bad health care practices follow bed cuts
Our hometown of Sudbury is not known for it’s cycling infrastructure or even for a positive attitude towards cycling but there are organizations like the Sudbury Cyclists Union, the Rainbow Routes Association and the Sudbury Cycles Project that are trying to change that and there is even a proposed Bicycle Technical Master Plan For The . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: "Tour de Sudbury" – Cycling in Sudbury
CANADIAN LABOUR SUDBURY: VALE’S ANTI-UNION MOVES PROVE FATAL FOR WORKERS: The end of the 2009-10 strike at Vale in Sudbury and Port Colburgh left company management emboldened. From their point of view they had beaten the union, USW Local 6500, and could do whatever they wanted. This included refusing to rehire 9 workers who . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-03-07 01:15:00