In Ontario, a Doctor can refuse to give treatment to a person because the doctors religous views do not suppor the treatment. For example, my fiance was denied birth control by a walk-in doctor at her doctors office (her regular doctor was on vacation), this walk-in doctor (a christian, and very verbal about it) stated that giving birth control to unmarried women encourages them to be more promescious. TL;DR : A doctor ...more »
Family doctors in small towns are in terrible shortage. People are clogging up emergency rooms for non-emergency health issues, or they are simply not getting healthcare. This is especially bad for young children and the elderly!! Doctors in small towns are also overworked and feeling unable to retire because there is no one to replace them. Obviously this is an essential service. The province should cover small town ...more »
An increased number of dialysis patients should be encouraged to get their regular dialysis treatments in the community, not in a hospital setting where care is more costly.
High-risk patients would continue to get dialysis treatment in the hospital setting. The patient's doctor would determine where the care is received on an individual basis.
There are a fair number of suggestions here now that include concerns about accountability (you can find them through a search) I think it would be a good idea for the government of Ontario to define through legislation exactly what "Accountability" means and entails for all institutions, agencies and bodies that are (or should be) accountable to the public in Ontario. Accountability should be required, and consequences ...more »