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December 22, 2012

and this type of perversion is not the first time too

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The McGill University Health Centre is an essential  part, a Montreal institution. The MUHC’s health services and medical quality cannot be allowed to degenerate . This is one medical institution that has to be watched  and further supervised at every opportunity. Our lives may depend on it. I myself had reported even in writing to the news media, governments,  as I had many times witnessed, that when a person had called at a clinic for an appointment at one of the MUHC hospitals, the secretaries there would inform them of 6 months delay but they would also tell the same patient that they could get a quicker response with the same doctors at their private clinics.. and this really is not free medicare but an unacceptable abuse of Medicare by money hungry greedy professionals

MONTREAL — The McGill University Health Centre and some of its physicians are  profiting from their involvement in a private Montreal-based company that sells  “quick” access to second medical opinions and therapeutic advice to patients in  Quebec and across Canada who have private insurance, The Gazette has  learned. “Our fast, efficient process helps cut the response time to a minimum,”  advertises the company, Medical Second Opinion, which runs a discrete operation.  “The shorter the wait, the lower your stress level.” The MUHC is paid royalties to allow its name to be used, and its physicians  are paid for providing written second opinions within as little as seven days in  a public health-care system where year-long waits for a first medical opinion  are not uncommon, and where second opinions are often harder to come by. The MUHC specialists do not examine the patients in person, but they do  review their medical files and provide a second opinion that can concur or  disagree with an original diagnosis. In 10 per cent of cases, the MUHC  physicians have offered a differing opinion and in 25 per cent of cases, they  recommend additional potentially life-saving therapeutic options that were not  available with the original diagnosis.  Michael Churchill-Smith, the medical director of Medical Second Opinion, said  the MUHC physicians do most of this work on their own time in the evenings and  on weekends, but he acknowledged that they might in rare instances do the  evaluations while working at the MUHC. Informed of The Gazette’s findings on Thursday, the province’s medicare board  announced Friday that it will investigate Medical Second Opinion and its ties to  the MUHC. “The business model of Medical Second Opinion … has raised questions and is  of concern to the Régie de l’assurance-maladie du Québec,” Marc Lortie, a  spokesman for RAMQ, wrote in an email to The Gazette after viewing the company’s  website. “We will carry out the necessary verifications to determine what this  (business model) is exactly and whether it respects the (Quebec) Health  Insurance Act.” That the MUHC, a public network of six hospitals, is promoting “fast” access  to the medical expertise of a private company is being denounced as a form of  queue-jumping and two-tier medicine by the Canadian Health Coalition, a group  that supports universal medicare. This is surreptitious two-tier health care to expedite access for people with  extra insurance,” said Michael McBane, national co-ordinator of the coalition.  “They think that the elites should have elite health care. It’s a fundamental  violation of the very core of the Canada Health Act.” MUHC officials insist that Medical Second Opinion is a private company that is  completely separate from the hospital network. However, The Gazette has  uncovered extensive links between the company and the MUHC.

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Queue-jumping in the health system has gained national attention this month  after the Alberta government launched a public inquiry into allegations that the  province’s politicians and the well-connected were granted fast-track access to  care based on status rather than medical necessity. For McBane, of the Canadian Health Coalition, the MUHC partnership with  Medical Second Opinion suggests that the hospital network has lost its way. “There’s some kind of a corporate virus that has infected that renowned  medical institution and that needs to get cleaned out of there,” he said. “This  is a mentality that sees health care as an investment opportunity.” http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/MUHC+ties+advice+firm+investigated/7737265/story.html

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Major Professional Corruption, stealing, tax evasions, and false denials have been going on everywhere In Quebec the   last 50 years and you did not have to be a mayor to know that Montreal city hall and even the Universities, Hospitals, police, News media, politicians too   have been now  corrupted  for decades too. No such thing even here as a little bit pregnant. Sadly a lot of this corruptions now involves professionals who respond falsely even with arrogance  and false denials when confronted rightfully with their wrong doings.. This Gravy train cannot go on and on.. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/doctors-nurses-hospitals-triages-in-montreal-quebec/ 

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/hospital-deaths-account-for-half-of-deaths-annually/

The Federal government itself is unacceptably  doing a bad job looking after the citizens and these viable complaints, issues too.
see also
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/this-is-what-they-call-improved-medical-care/
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December 20, 2012

doctors, nurses, hospitals, triages in Montreal, Quebec

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Major Professional Corruptions, stealing, tax evasions, and false denials have been going on everywhere In Quebec the  last 50 years and you did not have to be a mayor to know that Montreal city hall and even the Universities, Hospitals, police, News media, politicians too   have been now  corrupted  for decades too. No such thing even here as a little bit pregnant. Sadly a lot of this corruptions now involves professionals who respond falsely even with arrogance  and false denials when confronted rightfully with their wrong doings.. This Gravy train cannot go on and on The gravy train, Corruption Bubble had to burst some time too. Make also the crooks return that which was stolen now too,  and all those abusive even  Medical Doctors and Dentists should pay back all the University medical training costs of theirs too. All, all  cities, governments,  should fire their much too many useless civil and public servants, administrators, professionals  first who  abuse others, and who who travel abroad, commit tax evasions, steal tax dollars. What the  bad people  still got paid, even a bonus, severance pay,  and get a pension.. all unacceptable . And what about all of those bad civil and public servants, managers who waste their surplus budgets at year end so they can be insured of even more money next year. All Unacceptable.

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Let me be clear I rightfully am no fan of bad, lying, pretentious, incompetent professionals , doctors, dentists, lawyers, even if they have graduated from the Montreal McGill University etc. A university degree does not insure one is a better, moral  person still, not even for pastors ehh.. Just cause some ignorant ostriches supports any institution for being supposedly good in the last 20 years does not make it right too, for I personally do have had plenty of negative experiences dealing with doctors, nurses, hospitals, triages, civil and public servants  in Montreal and I can rightfully witness of their  negative realities too .  
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I here have rightfully made complaints  even in writing, even as posted on this  internet,  even against 5 McGill Hospitals.. the Montreal Jewish General, the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal lakeshore General Hospital, the Verdun Hospital and I have yet even to have one Hospital Ombudsmen proper  response to them. This poor  responses on their parts is really also unacceptable.
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See
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/how-to-deal-with-the-bad-doctors/
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/finally-police-probe-mcgill-hospital-contract/
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/mcgill-administrators-likley-run-their-hospitals-the-same-way/
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/quebec-taxpayers-money-and-brain-drain-from-quebec/
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/very-wide-regional-health-discrepancies/
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/this-is-what-they-call-improved-medical-care/
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“A plague of arrogance, blundering and profligacy keeps spreading among the  city’s universities. First, UQAM’s planned new Voyageur campus became a  real-estate fiasco. Then Université de Montréal has continued to fail to justify  its dream of an even bigger, billion-dollar campus. And now McGill suffers from  the disease. (Concordia’s over-the-top perks and severance payments to bosses  qualify only as bad flu, not plague.)What we already knew a few weeks ago about McGill was alarming enough.  Quebec’s anti-corruption squad, UPAC, had arrested  the former head of construction giant SNC-Lavalin on suspicion of fraud in  landing the MUHC’s superhospital contract. Police had started checking whether  the MUHC’s former director-general, Arthur  Porter, was involved. And police had begun exploring whether the MUHC’s  former human-resources director, Stella  Lopreste, had used her expense account for more than $1 million in  unjustified personal spending.But this week’s report for Quebec’s health ministry goes much further. It  doesn’t just allege or suspect dubious behaviour. It declares it to be fact.”  Play on words …  McGill University says it   is separate from MUHC but the McGill logo says otherwise
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/Aubin+MUHC+report+could+affect+quality+health+care/7723146/story.html
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According to new study, four of Canada’s worst hospitals, are in Quebec. They were Verdun Hospital, St. Jerome Regional, the Pavillion St. Joseph in Trois-Rivieres and the Health and Social Services Centre in Gatineau—the last has the highest death rate across the country http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/according-to-new-study-four-of-canada-s-worst-hospitals-are-in-quebec-1.1079004
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We should expect a hospital like the MUHC to do better//QUEBEC — Dr. Réjean Hébert, Quebec’s health minister, expected the McGill  University Health Centre would do better at managing its operations and  respecting its budget.“McGill is a high-quality institution,” Hébert said in a telephone interview  Tuesday. “We should be able to expect  http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/should+expect+hospital+like+MUHC+should+better/7717192/story.html …
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Mismanaged MUHC at a loss to explain excessive labour costs or anything else it seems //MONTREAL – Employees who worked a total of 629,000 hours for the McGill  University Health Centre since 2009 were actually paid for nearly 900,000 hours,  according to a government-commissioned report.Excessive labour costs is one of the main causes of the projected “realistic”  $115-million deficit of the MUHC in 2012-13, concludes the report by Dr. Michel  Baron, former dean of medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke.Baron was appointed head of a committee in September to comb through the  MUHC’s books after the provincial government discovered that the hospital  network’s finances were considerably worse than known.Baron said that none of the 629,000 work hours was authorized in any of the  MUHC’s budgets. http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/MUHC+loss+explain+excessive+labour+costs/7722960/story.html …
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MUHC poor management, bad accounting practices leads to $53M budget crunch? No surprise.. //McGill University Health Centre will soon be feeling the pinch after a  damning government report revealed Tuesday the hospital network couldn’t account  for more than 800,000 hours in unauthorized pay, among other issues.There are serious questions being raised about how the public funds at the  network of six hospitals have been spent since 2009.“They didn’t go by the rules that are in the system to really manage the  situation the budget or even the purchase of buildings,” said Danielle McCann of  Health and Social Services Montreal. http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/muhc-facing-53m-budget-crunch-1.1083911 …
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Quebec to appoint financial monitor at MUHC and it is about time too //   The Quebec government is appointing a monitor to oversee the financial management of the McGill University Health Centre, in light of a damning report released Tuesday that shows the MUHC’s deficit for 2012-13 could hit $115 million. The 40-page report on the MUHC’s governance and financial management, commissioned by Health Minister Réjean Hébert last September, shows the hospital administration has been downplaying the extent of its financial difficulties.  http://cbc.sh/C7vpIGb 
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Former MUHC head Porter again has fled the country cause he is undeniably unethical and what about the dumb people who hired him http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Former+MUHC+head+Porter+left+Detroit+under+cloud+well/7723529/story.html …
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McGill – MUHC visible gross overall big depth of corruption and incompetence
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/finally-police-probe-
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MUHC’ and what really incompetent lived high on the hog, thinking falsely the gravy train would last? overpays it’s employees too  http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/MUHC+research+institute+unable+staff/7722987/story.html …
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Fire the clearly incompetent bad MUHC heads ASAP http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/MUHC+loss+explain+excessive+labour+costs/7722960/story.html …
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Quebec ambulance technicians could strike during holiday season are firstly not working hard enough as I experience it. Nor do too many doctors, nurses too http://cbc.sh/88lyedb 
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The Federal government itself is unacceptably  doing a bad job looking after the citizens and these viable complaints, issues too.
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PS The emergency services are understaff cause all the senior doctors have mostly gone on holidays over Christmas and the new year
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