Jeanette Despatie & CCH Failing Seniors – Surgical Wait Times in Cornwall Brutal 081517

Jeanette Despatie & CCH Failing Seniors – Surgical Wait Times in Cornwall Brutal 081517

Cornwall Ontario – The province has an actual useful website that gives you data on surgical wait times.   With Cornwall having a higher level of seniors I thought I’d run some numbers based on historical issues that many seniors face.

While the community has to its credit come up with wads of cash to donate for our newly renovated hospital, we still are minus one hospital and desperately in need of more service and funding from the province.

Ms Despatie, who runs the hospital and many of her senior staff have above average salaries on the Sunshine list yet the hospital consistently has issues that are more management related than staff.

Cataracts surgery from the decision to have surgery:  Such a minor process than costs so little to perform.

Ontario Average  (Category 4)

94 Days (Target 182)

CCH

143 Days!

Brockville

249

Kingston

115

Orthopedics (including hip and knee replacement) surgery from the decision to have surgery:

Ontario Average (Category 4)

120 Days (Target 182)

CCH

202 Days!

Brockville

108

Kingston

161

Cancer surgery from the decision to have surgery:

Ontario Average (Category 3)

16 Days (Target 28)

Kingston

16

And there’s the rub.  The province only provided limited numbers (only showing breast cancer results).   There are no cancer surgeries for Cornwall according to the chart with many seniors having to travel to Ottawa.  Winchester is on the chart, but at the end of the spectrum with a 29 day wait for surgery.

Clearly the province is failing seniors in this region and CCH management under Despatie are failing the community as there are steps to be taken to requesting, if not demanding more from the province as Seniors are the ones that usually built the system and contributed their entire lives.

To visit the provincial website click HERE.

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