There’s this season after we’ve gorged on Thanksgiving, the tree is down, and we’ve debated whether we’re going to make New Year’s resolutions, it’s called “Empty Stretcher Season.” 211 more words
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Montreal patients wait an average of two weeks for surgery to fix broken bones. And the situation is just as frustrating for patients north of Montreal, said Zhi Wang, an orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon at Hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme. 302 more words
Una Ginnane spent two frustrating years in a wheelchair after doctors at five Montreal hospitals refused to give her a new hip at her age because she was deemed too fragile. 606 more words
Patients are waiting too long for surgery not because of funding shortfalls, but because of inefficient hospital management, Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette says.
Hospital operating rooms are not being used to their full capacity, Barrette said in an interview with the Montreal Gazette, for a multitude of reasons “that I am addressing as we speak.” 1,427 more words