As Ontario’s Healthcare System Crumbles It’s Time to Think Outside of the Box. Tax Free Crisis Shifts. By Jamie Gilcig #ohip #medicare #onpoli #cdnpoli

As Ontario’s Healthcare System Crumbles It’s Time to Think Outside of the Box.   Tax Free Crisis Shifts.  By Jamie Gilcig #ohip #medicare #onpoli #cdnpoli

July 27, 2022 – One of the biggest things the Covid-19 Pandemic has done is show how truly weak and messed up our healthcare system is. This isn’t something that can easily be fixed. Money alone will not solve the issues which impact different provinces differently depending on their systems. In Cornwall, the city just […]

McConnell Walk in Clinic CLOSING in Cornwall Highlights Community Health Care Failure in Crisis. By Jamie Gilcig

McConnell Walk in Clinic CLOSING in Cornwall Highlights Community Health Care Failure in Crisis.  By Jamie Gilcig

May 21, 2022 – Cornwall is starting to reel at the loss of a critical health service. The McConnell walk in clinic, situated right next to the hospital, is shutting down leaving thousands of area residents at a loss for healthcare and surely what will add more pressure to hospital emergency services. Cornwall, a failing […]

Omicron Staff Infections at CCH Lead to Temporary Service Slowdowns in Cornwall Ontario.

Omicron Staff Infections at CCH Lead to Temporary Service Slowdowns in Cornwall Ontario.

JANUARY 2, 2022 – Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is taking steps to address a temporary staffing shortage caused by COVID-19. Nearly 40 staff have tested positive for the virus, primarily from household and community contacts, creating staffing shortages in several areas. CCH also anticipates more staff will test positive in the coming days as they […]

Who’s To Blame for Omicron Mess in Canada? Look in the Mirror. By Jamie Gilcig

Who’s To Blame for Omicron Mess in Canada?  Look in the Mirror.   By Jamie Gilcig

January 3, 2022 – As we watch numbers shooting up here in Canada it’s easy to blame politicians. Lord knows they deserve it, from Prime Minister Trudeau, to most of the premiers, to even local municipal officials. We have as a society failed. To clarify. It’s one thing to believe something, even if wrong, like […]

It’s time for Doug Ford to Nail Anti Vaxxers Hard. By Jamie Gilcig – #nomorehospitalprotests

It’s time for Doug Ford to Nail Anti Vaxxers Hard. By Jamie Gilcig – #nomorehospitalprotests

September 13, 2021 – We don’t live in the wacky US of A. Here in Canada we have socialized medicine. We also have a bunch of disgusting anti vax protesters who are gaining attention by protesting at hospitals. The very places many of them will need as they get sick from Covid as we’re seeing […]

Fragile Rural Doctors & Healthcare workers in Ontario Need Covid-19 Vaccines & Support in Ontario. By MaryAnne Pankhurst

Fragile Rural Doctors & Healthcare workers in Ontario Need Covid-19 Vaccines & Support in Ontario.  By MaryAnne Pankhurst

JANUARY 31, 2021 – Are Ontario’s rural doctors the forgotten victims of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout? It’s a question that health care workers who serve significant communities north of the GTA and 401-corridor ask themselves as the months tick by and the number of cases and outbreaks swell. For these doctors, lack of vaccine protection […]

LTE – Tom Manley of Berwick ON Thanks Nurses During COVID 051520

LTE – Tom Manley of Berwick ON Thanks Nurses During COVID 051520

We thank our nurses. During the past week, Canada celebrated National Nursing Week. Coinciding with the birthday of the founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingale, the event this year also marked her 200th birthday.   Our daily quality of life depends on nurses in community health, long term care, home care, emergency cases, and hospital […]

No Treat to Taxpayers in Cornwall as Council Treats Naturopath to $45K Grant. By Mary Anne Pankhurst 110119

No Treat to Taxpayers in Cornwall as Council Treats Naturopath to $45K Grant. By Mary Anne Pankhurst  110119

Just before Halloween, when it was announced that city council is shelling out $45,000. to sweeten the launch of a local naturopath’s ‘medical clinic,’ some people couldn’t help but wonder if the “treat” is some sort of a trick. Like many communities across Canada, Cornwall has a recruitment plan and is trying to attract doctors. This […]

Fraser Institute Reports Ontario’s health-care wait times no longer shortest in Canada

Fraser Institute Reports Ontario’s health-care wait times no longer shortest in Canada

Ontario can no longer claim the shortest median wait time for medically necessary treatment in Canada, with patients in the province waiting an estimated 15.7 weeks (on average) in 2018, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. Saskatchewan’s wait time of 15.4 weeks is the […]

Pharmacist Hanna Pled Guilty to Fraud Over $5K – License Not Suspended by College 221018

Pharmacist Hanna Pled Guilty to Fraud Over $5K – License Not Suspended by College 221018

Cornwall Ontario – One has to wonder what it takes for a pharmacist to lose their license from the Ontario College of Pharmacists? If the College’s discipline panel deems behavior by one of their members to be: …disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional… Wouldn’t that be enough? For one case,  billing dead patients didn’t do the trick […]

Epic Measles Outbreaks Signifies Importance of Vaccinations by Mary Anne Pankhurst 092118

Epic Measles Outbreaks Signifies Importance of Vaccinations by Mary Anne Pankhurst 092118

PORT HOPE ON – Last month’s news about the biggest measles outbreak in living memory still has me on edge. In case you haven’t heard, 41,000 children and adults across Europe were sickened – between January and June alone – 37 people are dead, and the outbreak isn’t over yet. Beyond imagining the great human […]

Ministry of Health Responds to NDP Report of Man Kept in Hospital Loo for 13 Days! 022118

Ministry of Health Responds to NDP Report of Man Kept in Hospital Loo for 13 Days! 022118

Cornwall Ontario –   The NDP sent out a release about a shocking incident.   A man in Sudbury was said to be forced to spend 13 days in a hospital bathroom!  The fact that the man was a senior is scary. Here is their abbreviated release below: Gélinas says patient kept in hospital bathroom for 13 […]

If Premier Couillard Really Wants Anglos to Return to Quebec. By Jamie Gilcig 081417

If Premier Couillard Really Wants Anglos to Return to Quebec. By Jamie Gilcig 081417

Cornwall Ontario –   I’m a refugee of Quebec.  One of the multitude of Anglos that left (along with a lot of  Francophones) for a multitude of reasons. I write this the day after helping empty my Mom’s Cote des Neiges apartment and finding an album of pics from the two short films I shot […]

Ontario Needs to Invest in Health CARE as Much as in Buildings. By Jamie Gilcig JULY 14, 2017

Ontario Needs to Invest in Health CARE as Much as in Buildings.  By Jamie Gilcig JULY 14, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – It has been published that the Cornwall Community Hospital is rationed 60 hours per day for doctors.  That includes emergency where tragically so many end up because they simply don’t have a GP.  Clinics are so brutal that the wait times are near what they would be in emergency which compounds the […]

Should Long Term Rehab be more Accessible to Canadians?

Should Long Term Rehab be more Accessible to Canadians?

  Here in Canada, we have a healthcare system that many other countries envy. While we offer our citizens access to free medical care, it seems that we are failing with regards to long term rehab. This treatment plan can be a tough one to offer but it’s one that is essential when it comes […]

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 […]