A doctor's warning: Safety is at risk in Ontario's ERs - 2019-08-11
Ontarians have been forced to suffer the indignities of receiving care, if one can call it that, in the ER hallway since the mid-1990s. Hospitals across the province reduced their acute care bed capacity by 30 per cent in an attempt to respond to Paul Martin's reduction of the national deficit onto the backs of the provinces. It was a matter of balancing the books pure and simple with little to no regard on the effect of patients.
The provinces, in a vain attempt to explain the cuts, promised a healthcare dividend of improved home care and health promotion.