Demand better health-care system
As we age, we’ve had more reason to use Ontario’s health-care system, from late-night emergency visits to hospital, hospitalization itself, appointments with ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists and neurosurgeons and test after test after test.
Our experience with these frontline medical practitioners has been uplifting. They are dedicated, devoted and determined to serve their patients. This is why they signed on in the first place.
The problem is that the system is collapsing and, as the rubble piles up around them, they are increasingly unable to function to their full potential. Their frustration and anger are palpable. It is heartbreaking.
Why is the Ontario health-care system in free-fall? Too many Ontarians want first-rate health-care at bargain-basement prices.
The health-care system is run by too many bureaucrats and too few medical personnel. You don’t battle against failing health with bookkeepers on the frontline.
Only politicians have the power to change the system for the better but too many politicians of all stripes are too crippled by ideology, party loyalty and self-interest to muster the strength of character to meet the challenge.
Ontario voters must demand more of the politicians but they have shown little inclination to do anything but whine and complain. What a conspiracy of failure. What a pity. What a shame. Brian and Evelyn Babineau Wilsonville