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February 2, 2010

GREAT EXAMPLE OF A TWO TIER HEALTH SYSTEM IN CANADA Oh Danny BOY

 

 

Useless Watchdog ready to handle ER probes.
It is misleading to say that the lack of Hospital beds is the sole problem..
 
Do you even  know what the actual patient waiting time  is to see a cardiologist  for example outside of the hospital, or an eye doctor, or a  skin specialist, a knee specialist  for a start?
 
Having been to the emergency about 7 times at least this year alone with my senior father there are 3 things essential for all for a start  to note..
 
1 People who are seriously ill cannot generally  be helped by their family doctors, cause they  still generally  do not have the essential medical skills or even access to the essential medical tests..
 
Only hospital tend to have the best, essential testing equipment, medical personnel .. so the lack of emergency room or hospital beds  here  now is not the sole problem..
 
in reality rather the root problem is the lack of hospital staff to test the sick people 24 hours per day and seven days a week since the good hospital staff, medical technicians and doctors  tend to work 9-5 and  five days a week only.. and this is the root problem
 
Generally too many inadequate, pretentious medical test are also still being done initially too by the family doctors and emergency rooms one too.
 
2 What the lack of emergency and hospital  beds now also means though is that the patient cannot firstly get medically diagnosed and get get their blood tests done within the first 4 hours..
 
so they can if needed be put into an emergency bed for 48 hours and next if needed.. transferred to the Hospital bed for 10 days at the most where more medical  tests can be done…
 
what we here also really still do need is not more beds.. but hospital medical testing facilities to be available 7 days a week, 24 hours per day..
 
3 The lack of proven, skilled medical personnel is still problem especially, especially   in emergency rooms and elsewhere..
 
for instance inexperienced, nurses and inexperienced  doctors should not be allowed to look after  the patients in the emergency room.. Reality   rather here  we need qualified and experienced medical personnel here and   24 hours per day and seven days a week here.. which too often is not the case too…
 
4 Now I myself have been to the emergency room at least 5 times the last few years.. 
 
Note this I had 5 different doctors at the same hospital give 5 different reason for my sickness initially and none of them were right.. the actual sickness was determined only after I was admitted and serious testing done..
 
In many  other instances the emergency room could not help me or others cause they did not have at all the proper medical experts available at all in the emergency room.. since they tend to  too often concentrate, specialize in recognizing  heart attacks, cancer , broken bones mainly  it seems.
 

Oh well if you cannot get good medical servcie   in Canada you can go to the states if you are rich..
 

 

WHILE THE RICH PREMIER GOES TO THE US HIS  FOR HEALTH CARE. Kennedy told of health woes in Lab West CBC –  Hundreds of people packed a Labrador City meeting hall Thursday night to lay out a litany of health care problems, including tragic stories of loss, to Newfoundland and Labrador’s health minister. Stories ranged from a shortage of medical specialists to a lack of equipment to harrowing waits for air ambulances.

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. -Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams  is rightfully getting cooked alive in the comments section of many websites for his own choosing to head to the States for medical care.  Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams has left the province for heart surgery , but his office wouldn’t whether it will be done in Canada or the United States. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Matthews didn’t disclose the details of the procedure or say exactly when or where it will occur.  “I can confirm that Premier Williams did leave the province this morning and will be undergoing heart surgery,” she said in an email. And next we find out he went to the US. What message does this act  send to ordinary Canadians?-Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams do you know something the rest of us don’t?

AND WHAT THE REST OF THE CITIZENS OF Newfoundland and Labrador ALSO GET SENT TO ANOTHER PROVINCE FOR HEART SURGERY OR WHAT IN REALITY??

The rich Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador is rightfully being accused of having a double standard, not being a great example as well, claiming concern for Canadians and the people of his province, he clearly now does everything it takes to stay alive in the American health system and not in the Canadian one even. And when he is rightfully criticized for this his supporters demand privacy, but a person in public office does not get privacy and he already knew that when he took his office. If this  senior government official — one who arguably knows all the ins-and-outs of the province’s health care — doesn’t trust his own  health-care system that he administers, or if he also doesn’t want to wait in line like everyone else, it says something important about his health care. Now this head of a Canadian provincial government has made his judgment: American health care is superior to Canada’s because he did too little to change it as well.. And  in seeking out U.S. medical expertise, the Premier bypassed renowned and elite cardiac-care units in Toronto , Ottawa, Montreal. And by exiting as he did (sans explanation), he succeeded in rekindling the smouldering sources of angst that dog Canada’s health system: the quality of care, wait times and the nature of the choices available to those with means and those without as well..

Premier Danny Williams is recovering from heart surgery performed Thursday in the United States. It’s not known what type of procedure the 60-year-old Williams underwent or where the surgery was done. This is not a great example of transparency and accountability as well..

 If that don’t beat all . A Premier of Canada went to the U.S. to have a procedure . And , if this don’t beat all This guy is a government official, and so he gets paid by the taxpayer. What does he do with our money, he spends it in America. I have never heard him say anything bad about our health care, and then he does something like this? Perhaps he should check the meaning of double-standard, since he clearly believes in them. Wishing you a speedy recovery Mr. Williams, because when you get home you got a lot of explaining to do. “recovering at an undisclosed medical facility in the United States” The “premier’s office is offering no comment”  “won’t even confirm that he underwent the surgery”   Why all the “top secret” games?  What else does he hide now too?  http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2010/02/04/nl-williams-surgery-204.html

 Premier Danny Williams, new slogans – “Any healthcare service, but the one that I am responsible for providing to the voters in my province”,  “It ain’t good enough for me, but by god boyo its good enough for you voters”. Danny Williams is the Premier, which means that he had the final say for how health care dollars were spent in the province. If he suddenly had to leave the province (that he runs) because local hospitals were not up to the task of providing necessary procedures, wouldn’t that be at least partially his own fault? However, since he’s rich, he has alternatives that the rest of us Canadians do not have.  http://www.cbc.ca/politics/insidepolitics/2010/02/premier-heart-surgery-on-reporting-despite-a-cone-of-silence.html

   
Williams draws most support from Atlantic Canada, least from Quebec… in Quebec where just over half of those surveyed said the premier’s contentious choice was inappropriate. Overall, 44 per cent of Canadians supported the premier’s decision, while 42 per cent did not.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jv4tM2ltp2jWGbrso5CFz3i1689w

Williams new health-debate poster boy National Post – Greg Locke, Reuters Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams reportedly left Canada and went to the United States for heart surgery on Monday. Danny Williams either bought faster foreign access to routine heart surgery or needed urgent

The ultimate in two-tier health care Montreal Gazette  Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams has flown to the United States to have unspecified heart surgery that he could not get at home. That sound you hear from the US is right-wing critics of single-payer health care jostling for air time to

Premier’s U.S. surgery sparks tiff on health care Montreal Gazette –  Supporters and critics of Canada’s health-care system have found themselves in a new debate sparked by the decision of a provincial premier to seek heart surgery in the United States.

N.L. premier’s heart surgery sparks debate Windsor Star –  Supporters and critics of Canada’s health care system have found themselves in a new debate sparked by the decision of a provincial premier to seek heart surgery in the United States. The Newfoundland government said Tuesday that Premier Danny Williams

Premier’s US date for heart surgery draws sympathy, anger as questions linger The Canadian Press –  ST. JOHN’S, NL — A torrent of public sympathy, anger and ridicule flowed into a vacuum of official information Tuesday about the heart health of Danny Williams. The Newfoundland and Labrador premier’s decision to have undisclosed cardiac surgery at an

Cyberspace abuzz with reaction for and against NL premier’s surgery in US The Canadian Press – ST. JOHN’S, NL — Danny Williams’s sky-high popularity ratings may have imbued him with the status of political demigod in Newfoundland, but the outspoken premier was nevertheless feeling the heat Tuesday for his decision to seek heart surgery in the

NL premier’s decision to go south for surgery fans flames of US debate The Canadian Press –  TORONTO — The decision by Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams to go stateside for heart surgery has provided ammunition for opponents of health care reform in the United States. The blogosphere was abuzz about the move Tuesday as

Health care and the public’s trust Globe and Mail –  Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams speaks in St. John’s on January 28, 2009. Paul Daly for The Globe and Mail Is there one standard of health care for the public and another for government leaders? From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail Published on Tuesday,

Nfld. Premier travels to US for heart surgery Globe and Mail –  From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail Published on Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2010 12:00AM EST Last updated on Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2010 3:27AM EST The heart and soul of Newfoundland politics is in for repair – and it’s not in his home province or even in Canada,

Premier heart surgery: on reporting, despite a ‘cone of silence’ CBC.ca –  Our CBC colleague David Cochrane, the provincial affairs reporter for Newfoundland and Labrador who follows Danny Williams closely at the legislature in St. John’s, sends along these thoughts on how the rather mysterious tale of the

Premier Danny Williams is a very poor representative of government to have travelled to the United States for cardiac surgery. I find it very hard to accept any reason for his decision, especially when there are many top cardiac surgeons and centres of excellence across Canada. Perhaps he is still stinging from the last health-care debacle in his province where breast cancer patients were not receiving correct treatment. If I were a Newfoundlander, I would hold him accountable for the lack of good cardiac care. Politicians such as Williams are really good at placating their constituents’ concerns about health-care issues but walk a different walk when it concerns themselves. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Have+heart+Danny/2530751/story.html

While the rich, powerful, influential get special medical treatment.. and what about the rest?  Just over one-third of Canadians live too far away from a specialized hospital to get the best available treatment for a heart attack, suggests a new study.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100204/national/heart_attack_geography

Compare this to Jack Layton, king of the Socialists, who lives off the public teat, jumping the queue for treatment at a private clinic in Canada., NDP leader Jack Layton has begun receiving treatment for prostate cancer rather in Canada and he  will continue as party leader

  ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams had his mitral valve repaired in Florida – a procedure he says was not offered in Canada. However, Dr. Asim Cheema, a cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, told QMI Agency that mitral valve repair is routinely performed in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. Williams said that his doctor recommended he have it done at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Fla., where the procedure is minimally invasive. The premiere’s office confirmed that his procedure is, in fact, available in Canada, but could not confirm why Williams’ chose instead to go to Florida.
 

 


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PS:  Drink Alcohol and Die « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog   Drink Alcohol and Die or Kill is fast becoming Canada’s preoccupation, main goal, slogan.. Alcohol and alcoholics the unacceptable main cause of vehicular  accidents, domestic violence, and so many other ills… DRUNK DRIVING  KILLS AT LEAST 5 TIMES MORE PERSONS OVER SPEEDING FIRSTLY  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/alcohol/
 
Haste makes waste: cutting speed boosts drivErs’ life expectancy: study  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100201/national/speeding_life_expectancy
 
Most accidents are caused by drunk driving and the doctor does not mention this still?? what was that? he was paid by the liquor industry not to? or was PAID BY MONEY MAKING REVENUE COPS TO SAY SPEED ALONE MAINLY KILLS.. HOW ABSURD.. THIS Canadian doctor.. and not a Canadian Traffic engineer uses now US statistics ONLY to say speed alone kills? and he what HE THUS HAD considered also the number of drunk, impaired, road rage  drivers, that seem to increase very year as a fact for most of the deaths NO MATTER WHAT THE SPEED?  or what this did not bother him.. only the number of people who speed?  SPEED IS A MAIN FACTOR IN 5 TO 15 PERCENT OF THE ACCIDENTS.. AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE ACCIDENTS? THE 85 PERCENT.. it SEEMS THE DOCTORS IN UNITED KINGDOM CONTRADICT THIS CANADIAN DOCTOR IN THEIR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT STUDIES TOO.. SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?  Preposterous COOKED results.. NOW get real..
 
 

September 3, 2009

Conservatives, Expiry date- Expired

 

Alberta Liberals criticize severance pay. The province is paying out lavish severance packages to former executives at the same time it’s making cuts to the health-care system, Liberal MLA Hugh MacDonald charged Wednesday.  MacDonald took issue with a bonus recently paid to the former executive operating officer of Alberta Health Services, Paddy Meade.  Meade was paid $1.3 million for nine months on the job — the equivalent of two years’ salary and benefits. A $257,500 bonus was included in the payout, MacDonald said. The bonus is of particular concern to MacDonald. He believes Meade wasn’t in her position long enough to have an annual evaluation.”Yet they saw fit to give her the maximum amount for two years when they let her go after less than nine months’ service,” he said.

 “What kind of ‘idiots’ are running Alberta anyway?  Why would the people of Alberta keep voting for such an incompetent Party?   It is so obvious that the priorities of the Alberta ‘Conservative’ government are xxxx backwards. They need to be removed!!!!” “It’s pathetic. So sad to see how this government wastes money and props up their buddies leaving Albertans with a depleted Heritage fund, no money for infrastructure, and poor health care after 16 years of “boom” time. Can’t wait til the time is up for these clowns and their corruption is properly exposed. It’ll make the sponsorship scandal look like peanuts.” “This Stelmach Government has gone nuts.   No wonder Alberta’s deficit is $7 billion dollars but is exected to top $8 billion dollars.  Stelmach must be forced to resign.” ” It’s WAY past time that Slow Eddie and his gang of arrogant, self-entitled incompetents were shown the door by voters.   Albertans deserve intelligent, ethical leaders who are committed to democratic principles of transparency, openness, and public service. This Conservative bunch, like fish that’s stayed out of the fridge longer than it should, need to be escorted to the trash bin. Their knuckle-dragging ideology is far past its best-before date.” “I suggest to Mr. Liepert that he should offer voluntary retirement packages to himself and the rest of his crew before cutting funding to health care. These serverence packages are ludicrous and outrageous.” http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2009/09/02/edmonton-severance-health-care.html

  
” Friends of Medicare representatives argued the new panel is a “de-listing committee,” while the Alberta Liberals called the task force “health reform by stealth.” ” ” 90% working pooer Canadians can not afford private Health Care because they were not paid like Ralph Klien , Ed Stealmach, Ron Liepert or Mazankowski”,  ”   most Canadians need public Health Care, that is the only Care they will be able afford.”  “The main purpose of carrent Alberta Health Care reform is to distroy it, to make most Canadians suffer without proper medical attention” “Ralph Klien, Ed Stealmach, Ron Liepert and Mazankowski are fat cats and big friends American private medical system. They are doing everything in their power to make changes in Alberta Public Health Care for the worse. We should get rid of them or they will get rid of us and our children.” “When is the Alberta Government going to stop budgeting based on future prices of oil and gas? How is it we go from record setting surpluses and now we can’t afford education and health care? Give me a break. Lets toss these jokers to the curb and get intelligent people who can at least add two and two. For now I am just waiting for the PCs to start blowing up hospitals again in the continuation of King Ralph’s war on healthcare by King Eddy.” ” Trust me on this, Albertans (and all Canadians) don’t want the likes of Stelmach, Liepert, Graydon “redifining” the Canada Health Act! Get ” “Frustratingly, this government has been working in the shadows to strangle public health care with lies that it is not sustainable. Health care costs as a percentage of GDP have been very stable over the last 30 years.” ” Albertan politicians have always been pretenders. imposters, who look only after themselves  “
 
The Alberta health minister Ron Liepert is up to something, he has delisted chiropractic services and replaced regional hospital boards with a province wide super board that, among other things, suddenly decided this year we have a glut of nurses, not a shortage. Rumours of layoffs in health care got a boost last week when word came the super board, Alberta Health Services, is running a $1.3-billion deficit. Speculation of more delisting has been swirling since April when Premier Ed Stelmach said we’d know by the end of the year what other services will be cut. http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Liepert+move+makes+wonder/1956909/story.html
 
and who can deny these negative realities..
  
You can also  tell a federal election is coming..
 
Construction of 16 nursing stations and health clinics in First Nations communities is underway across Canada, thanks to $135 million in federal funding, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said Tuesday.   http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/09/01/nursing-stations-aboriginal.html
 
” I don’t think having access to health care is a case of special interest groups dictating. That is part of being a Canadian.  They are nursing and health clinics, that does not always mean access to a Doctor but to Nurses, Nurse Practitioners. Basic health care. Any community I have lived in has had a hospital or clinics. Why would First Nations be any different or second class in their need for medical care?”    

 Time they all really cared about us all all the time too

(Prov 4:14 KJV)  Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 15  Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. 16  For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. 17  For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. (Prov 5:22 KJV)  His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. (Prov 6:16 KJV)  These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,  18  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
 
I have too often these days said can you believe anything an often bullying, bashing  Conservative  cabinet Minister says, does, too often now they lie and spin much too much.. and now that we all are likely facing another election they say look at how good we are today, but what about yesterday, many of us have bad memory of what they have been really like, had failed definitely lived up their own promises and our misled expectations of them too now.
 
 
Suncor Energy Inc. expects to shed 1,000 jobs by next month as a result of the company’s recent merger with Petro-Canada, the firm reported Thursday. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2009/09/03/calgary-suncor-jobs.html  all very hard for the people who lost their jonbs now.. and watch how the Conservatives  they will spin that..
 
The Conservatives are warning that a fall election would kill a popular tax credit that allows Canadians to recoup some of the money they spend on home renovations while the Liberals are on record saying they will still honour this tax credit and that is good current good example how Conservatives  lie and spin the truth.. Over the summer the prime minister urged Canadians to take advantage of the tax credit, even though it hasn’t actually been approved by Parliament now he is the one who created the mess now too. The Liberals protest that this ploy is dishonest because even if they defeat the Tories on the budget motion they would reintroduce the measure and pass it should they win power. “This is just a Conservative game,” Liberal finance critic John McCallum said. “We are 100 per cent committed to the home-renovation tax credit and will ensure the appropriate legislation is there so people get their tax credit.”  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-gear-up-for-battle/article1273588
 
Conservative MP Peter McKay says the election will hurt the economy, it is his economy he seems to be worried about too.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/peter-mackay-conservative-mp/
 

 

OECD report   suggested the Canadian economy would be the ugly duckling of the Group of Seven industrialized countries. The opposition Liberals,  said the report was further proof the Conservatives have mismanaged the economy.  Projection contradicts Bank of Canada’s forecast that Canada is already out of recession and will experience growth this quarter. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/canada-to-lag-g7-economies-oecd/article1274198/

 

But  “Didn’t Harper and Flaherty say we were leading the Gloobal recovery?!!” Not rather in last place…

 

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