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January 28, 2019

Medical services in Quebec is still crap

To the current Premier of Quebec, the Honourable  François Legault of the Coalition Avenir Quebec

I got exceptional Rolls Royce Medical Services from the Cardiac Unit at the Montreal Hotel Dieux Hospital in the last year sadly this is rarely the case elsewhere.

 Why do I get   poor medical services else where still?

Medical services in Quebec is still crap including too many poor family Doctors, Dermatologists, Triages, and you can read all about it here for years mow too, just do a search on my site for CHARGE CARD HAPPY INCOMPETENT DOCTORS, DOCTORS, Health, Health Minister , Hospitals, MISDIAGNOSED SICKNESS.

To  date  I have visited many doctors,   dermatologists,  Triages as well about even an infection on my right foot and not one  of them  had diagnosed the cause.

I had to learn on the Internet the infection was caused by an ingrown  toe nail and when I went  to the Notre Dame hospital Triage to have it dealt with  the buck passing Doctor there  she next said I should go to my family doctor, one of those sad  incompetents too. She  said she was afraid to remove the toe nail as the infection  might get worse.

Doing nothing will make it worse as well

I had even waited months too have an appointment date to see some of these incompetent doctors.

PS

You can easily get sick when you visit a Hospital and most people do and they do not know why? Not all sicknesses are due to Doctor’s diagnostic errors, Medical malpractices or bad medication substitutes by the Pharmacists.

C Difficile ( Shit disease) and Norovirus are still the too common illness you can get

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/visiting-a-hospital-can-be-bad-for-your-health/

The Quebec government spent millions of dollars building now a new 772 bedroom CHUM St Luc hospital and yet their Emergency services are worse now than before even. The Emergency department accepts about 3 patients every hour, and has at least 30 patients wanting to get seen by a Doctor.  Quebec’s pretentious FREE medical services

 

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December 5, 2018

DSL ISPs still lie about providing advertised high speeds.

The truth is that the DSL providers, Bell included,  for decades now too often provide their  minimum speed and not their advertised high speeds and why as it is all still downright unacceptable ?

The Internet has become an   essential tool for every consumer in the digital age. The public deserves better from the providers, truth in their advertising even still.

Undeniably the DSL still can’t provide promised speeds profitably.

The median speeds provided by cable and fiber networks are still generally at least 100 percent of their advertised speeds. But DSL networks   still aren’t providing the “up to” speeds they promise to consumers., the promised download speeds.

“DSL shortcomings aren’t a surprise, as speeds over copper degrade with distance, so homes farther from a DSL provider’s plant get lower speeds. DSL ISPs can boost speeds by laying fiber deeper into their networks, reducing the distance that data must travel over the old copper telephone lines. But also  the providers’ continued poor performance indicates that they haven’t added enough fiber to their networks to eliminate the discrepancy between advertised and actual speeds.

So instead of advertising “up-to” rates like other DSL providers, many of them to the   ignorant consumers  “advertises a speed range for DSL performance and often meets the minimum advertised speeds but didn’t provide the maximum speeds they had  promised.

 

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July 31, 2018

Canada’s health care system

When speaking to one of the experts used by The New York Times in the study,   an  analysis conducted by The New York Times that pitted the health care services of countries against each other in a formal competition found Canada to be a major loser,   the National Post reported that Canada’s super-long wait times were the reason why the nation’s health care system did so poorly in the competition.

Long wait times have become the defining characteristic of Canadian health care.

The medical expert said only 43% of Canadians are actually seeing a medical professional on the same day they seek help, half of Canadians wait 2+ in emergency rooms, and the wait time to see a specialist is 2-3 months.

Canada’s health care system doesn’t leave us wanting so much as it leaves us waiting. The wait to see a doctor in the ER may stretch for hours, but if you need to be admitted to hospital, it can jump to days. The wait for home care services often stretches for months, and a patient needing a long-term care bed can languish in limbo for years.

Why are Canada’s health-care wait times the worst? How to Reduce Wait Times in Canadian Health Care?

Canadian patients who suffer the reality of long delays, which may lead to deteriorating and irreversible harm, and a private health care system is not any better in reality. Canadian patients   frustrated by long wait times – too often  go to the United States, other places for diagnostic and surgical procedures. and they are giving profits to other  hospitals and reducing employment to Canadian   health professionals.

The real challenge we have is not waiting times. It is more fundamental: It is better management of our hospitals, physicians, medical professionals. We should  be using our medical resources much more efficiently.  More air traffic control is needed,  not just more money. The health care system, like any industry, has a natural resistance to change, so what? Everyone deserves timely, quality care. There are proven steps we can take to shorten wait times for care, and they must be taken immediately.

Canada has more physicians, in absolute numbers and per capita, than ever before, with seemingly little impact on access.   And we under use nurse practitioners, occupational therapists and the like . For a start our physicians  should all be  required to work a minimum of  30 hours per week.

Too many Canadian operating rooms, medical treatments are closed for prolonged periods over Christmas, spring break, and in the summer as doctors like  to work 9 to 5 hours, and take holidays at the same time as many others, thus Hospitals or under utilized and wait times therefore continue to increase, to be unresolved. A medical patient with a severe illness this week called his doctor for medical help and was told the doctor was going on his vacation.

Too many Canadian surgeons considered themselves under-employed, and they cited poor access to operating rooms. All operating rooms should run on a 24/7 basis as well.

“Too many long-term care and nursing home beds are full and as a result, thousands of patients who no longer need serious medical care can’t leave hospital. Because these patients are not discharged and beds are scarce, elective surgeries are cancelled, and those waiting for admission spend days on gurneys in the ER. The congestion this causes means that ambulances sometimes can’t off-load patients. Providing care to those in hallways slows provision of care to those in the waiting room. And many of the patients in the waiting room are there because they are unable to see their doctor promptly. ”

In April 2016, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released an analysis of solutions that could be used to address wait times. The full report is available here  

The answer is simple, but profoundly frustrating. It’s because Hospitals, physicians  medical policies have not changed. Of course, there are those heartless persons who falsely choose to ignore the plight of Canadian patients.

Sadly most oral health care is exempt from provincial and territorial health-care plans (some dental services are covered by government dental programs, but working-class people lacking employer coverage are on their own).  It’s also a glaring omission that’s both illogical and a public-health concern. We know that periodontal disease affects heart health; that an untreated tooth infection can be fatal; that mouth pain can lead to drug addiction and force people to stay home from work; that dentists and dental hygienists can spot precancerous or cancerous lesions, as well as diabetes and gastroesophageal reflux disease; and that hospital emergency rooms are flooded with people with untreated dental problems.

IN QUEBEC THE FRENCH CHUM HOSPITALS ( University hospitals affiliated with the University of Montreal,) ARE MUCH BETTER MANAGED OVER  THE   ENGLISH McGill HOSPITALS AND PROVIDE A MUCH BETTER MEDICAL SERVICES

see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/unwanted-unappreciated-poor-medical-care/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/quebecs-pretentious-free-medical-services/

July 3, 2018

It is always the same old complaint about the Montreal Police

SPVM, Montreal’s police force

For the last 2 decades, every time I called the Police in Montreal , they first tell me they are really busy and cannot come shortly and when they do come they find false  reasons why it  is not their job, they pass the buck, and say that is the courts jurisdiction, that is  your Bank Manager'”s. Rental Board concern, your property manager’s  problem, etc, including even my complaints  my identity theft, phone harassments, etc,

The RCMP, Montreal police and Sûreté du Québec have allegedly become reluctant to investigate stolen vehicles found by Canada Border Services Agency officers at the port of Montreal, effectively allowing them to be exported overseas by crimes group., as the   police have argued  that costly, time-consuming investigations   and they had more pressing priorities. The Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal said the RCMP was responsible for investigating federal crimes at the port.

 

Maybe It’s Time to Hold Montreal Police more Accountable personally

 

In Quebec, the Police are too political—and that’s a big problem as well

 

Racial profiling is a systemic problem for the Montreal Police

 

Montreal Police  infiltrated protests

 

Montreal police accused of fabricating evidence to silence whistleblowers

 

Quebec  Public security minister calls inquiry into ‘systemic’ problems in Montreal police service

 

We had a damning report on the Montreal Police

Quebec’s Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux has suspended Montreal’s chief of police Philippe Pichet in the wake of a damning report outlining serious irregularities and shortcomings in the Montreal police force’s internal affairs division.   http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/montreal-police-chief-to-be-removed-because-of-systemic-problems-report  

 

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February 28, 2018

Quebec’s pretentious FREE medical services

Quebec’s pretentious medical services

Vive le CHUM! was the rallying cry from those attending the official inauguration of the new French-language hospital, held in the presence of Premier Of Quebec Premier Of Quebec, Quebec Health Minister  Gaétan Barrette, former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, hospital directors, among other dignitaries. .The Centre hospitalier de l’université de Montréal was a saga of almost 20 years in the makin,. The CHUM is the largest university hospital center in Quebec. The new CHUM is one of the largest hospital centers in North America. It brought together the teams and patients of Hôtel-Dieu, Hôpital Notre-Dame and Hôpital Saint-Luc under one roof.

Quebec can be proud of having such a vast and modern infrastructure, Couillard told a crowd gathered for the ceremony. It’s a great collective accomplishment that deserves recognition, he said. “It’s a marvellous building but above all a resource for patients and for Quebec society, and on a world-class scale,” Couillard said. “ Every year approximately 345,000 outpatients, 22,000 inpatients and 65,000 emergency patients are seen at the CHUM.

The opening of the CHUM super hospital is the last phase in the modernization of Montreal’s major hospitals, totalling more than $7 billion in direct and indirect costs . Among those projects were the expansion of the Jewish General and Ste-Justine hospitals, as well as the construction of the two megahospitals, the MUHC affiliated with McGill, and the CHUM with Université de Montréal.

The new hospital complex has three office-type towers with 25 floors, 772 private patient rooms, There’s also a critical care unit, 39 operating theatres, including dedicated ORs for robotic surgery, heart surgery, neurosurgery and transplants, pharmacy and blood bank.

It seems some people still want to get paid even if they are inadequate, incompetent for their job, the work they were hired for even for this  event at CHUM.

The Quebec government spent millions of dollars building now a new 772 bedroom CHUM St Luc hospital and yet their Emergency services are worse now than before even. The Emergency department accepts about 3 patients every hour, and has at least 30 patients wanting to get seen by a Doctor.

When after 7 hours I had complained to the emergency nurses on duty of my long wait and I still had not seen they doctor yet, they replied if I  thought their services were bad they should try the Quebec regional hospitals were they waiting time is up to 24 hours, then one nurse said she knows there is a problem but everyone else has to wait this long, and one nurse said if I did not like their services I should go to another Hospital.

The Security guard on duty told me that 350 hospital employees had quit their jobs at St Luc last month. I wondered why they had quit..

The  CHUM Cardiac services are still excellent but the CHUM Dermatology is not good at all.  I had received excellent emergency, medical care previously at the Montreal Hôtel-Dieu Hospital  The closing of Hôtel-Dieu will mark the end of an era. The hospital — established by Jeanne Mance, the first nurse to practice in what was then known as New France in the mid-1660s — had scored a number of medical firsts over the years, including the world’s first removal of a kidney in 1868.

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