St. Mary’s Hospital Death in Montreal After Patient Refused Emergency Surgery JAN 20, 2016

St. Mary’s Hospital Death in Montreal After Patient Refused Emergency Surgery JAN 20, 2016

Financial challenges are nothing new to health care in Quebec or anywhere else in Canada.   The province has created many private health services, but when you’re sick you expect to be treated when you enter a hospital, especially in emergency or crisis situations. A patient at St. Mary’s died because the only chance they […]

Life time Healthcare – Lessons Learned By JH Mae – March 27, 2014

Life time Healthcare – Lessons Learned By JH Mae – March 27, 2014

CFN – I’m finally the proud owner of a health insurance plan. It covers nothing, but if I get a kidney stone or break my coccyx, I’m covered. Thanks, Obamacare! This isn’t an anti-Obamacare rant or a blushing endorsement, I’m simply glad to have insurance. I’m not, however, thrilled at the prospect of medical tests […]

Do We Really Care About Healthcare in Ontario? by Jamie Gilcig – April 1, 2014

Do We Really Care About Healthcare in Ontario?   by Jamie Gilcig – April 1, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – There’s a picture of Elaine MacDonald leading a march down Pitt Street over the health accord in today’s Freeholder. Ms MacDonald must have liked our march over the Chem tanks last month as she’s imitated it; but there are a couple of very scary issues at play. First off Healthcare is one […]

Fraser Institute Report on the Cost of Treatment Wait Times for Patients in Canada

Fraser Institute Report on the Cost of Treatment Wait Times for Patients in Canada

CFN – Canadians lost a combined $1.1 billion, or an average of $1,202 per patient, as a result of lengthy waits for medically necessary health care in 2013, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. The study, The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, calculates […]

OutCare Foundation Announces Telemedicine Initiative for Palliative Care in Champlain Region – Aug 22, 2013

OutCare Foundation Announces Telemedicine Initiative for Palliative Care in Champlain Region – Aug 22, 2013

CFN – The OutCare Foundation is pleased to announce that telemedicine is now being used for palliative care throughout the Champlain region. Thanks to the success of its recent Telelink fundraising campaign, more patients with a terminal illness can access the care they need.   Telelink uses the latest technology to connect 12 palliative care sites to the […]