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Archive for: care

PEI health care debate: two sides of the same coin

In P.E.I., public discourse rarely strays far from health care and recently health care has been centre stage in the media. It seems to me that recent discussions were more like two friends who, while walking together, come across a coin....

 

No long-term care legislation for Sunnybrook veterans centre: health minister

TORONTO – Canada’s largest veterans facility already has sufficient government oversight, so there’s no need to impose further accountability measures, Ontario’s Health Minister Deb Matthews says. In an interview, Matthews...

 

Province strengthening legislation to protect people in care

The province is clarifying and strengthening legislation so families with loved ones living in provincial care facilities can have more peace of mind. Amendments from the departments of Health and Wellness and Community Services were introduced...

 

Saskatchewan health minister says he’s not alarmed by staffing at care homes

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s health minister admits he’s hearing more complaints about long-term care homes but says he isn’t planning to look at mandating staff levels. Duncan says each health region gets a quarterly report...

 

Over-55 voters become focus with health care the No. 2 issue

The first two weeks of the provincial campaign have provided an opportunity to review the health-care policies of British Columbia’s two main parties. The B.C. Liberals presented their entire platform the day before the writ was dropped,...

 

Canadian seniors ill prepared for long-term care needs, new poll shows

TORONTO, April 24, 2013 /CNW/ – The majority of older Canadians are unaware of the costs associated with long-term care and few are financially prepared to cover expenses, according to a Leger M… CNW Group – Insurance

 

Clark and Dix trade shots over health care

NDP promises to invest in care for seniors and those with chronic disabilities, as Liberals take aim at the price of these promises globeandmail – Politics

 

Hamilton board of health could push for universal dental care

“There should be a standard of care that is universal and that is built into provincial legislation and paid for out of general revenues,” said Merulla, who is drafting the motion with Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Hamilton’s medical officer...

 

Health care for refugees

Health care for refugees

Mr. Alvarracin, fair is when everybody pays into the system, and thus can access its benefits, not when you show up a week ago and expect full service health care to the tune of the estimated $ 210,000 it will cost Canadian taxpayers for your health care… Read...

 

HIV positive women call for gender-focused care to curb death and transmission

VANCOUVER – Battling HIV-AIDS is a full time job for a British Columbia woman who’s had the disease for more than 25 years and struggles to find care in a province with “seriously inadequate” health-care resources for...

 

Harper government is abandoning leadership in health care: Editorial

Established in 2003, the council was given its eventual raison d’etre the following year: to monitor the implementation of the 10-year, $ 41-billion health accord that then-prime minister Paul Martin negotiated with the provinces. Next...

 

Gunter: Premier Alison Redford and Health Minister Fred Horne must take blame for Alberta health care fiasco

The Alberta provincial government claims it will spend $ 36.4 billion on operations in the coming year. Edmonton stories

 

Greater role for pharamacists could yield big health care savings: study

Provinces could save up to $ 11-billion over three years, says report by drugstore chains, generic drug makers globeandmail – Report on Business

 

Other countries do health care better, cheaper

“Unfortunately, the performance of Canada’s health care system does not reflect this level of expenditure,” writes Nadeem Esmail, director of health policy for the Fraser Institute. He makes this same understatement word...

 

Another packed house pans health care changes

Monday’s meeting was in Ellerslie where 400 residents packed into a school to meet with Health Minister Doug Currie. Under the changes announced by Currie, the local hospital, Stewart Memorial, will become a long term care facility....