Health care needs money
As a former resident concerned with the health care needs of the North, I read the guest column written by the head of the Northeastern Ontario Local Health Integration Network with a mixture of disbelief, frustration and despair.
I am sure that the patients stacked up in emergency rooms across the North, the hundreds waiting for long-term-care beds, the parents forced onto winter roads to take their kids south for diagnostic and care options not available in the northeast must take great comfort in learning the LINH has updated its vision and mission statement, and has decided that people are its number 1 value.
It is past time to direct our health care dollars away from the bureaucracy to the front lines where the medical professionals are so desperately short of the resources they need to serve the public. J.C. Henry Mississauga