A Culture of Health

A Culture of Health

The Ontario Liberal Party is committed to building a healthy society that provides the care people need and promotes healthy living at all ages. We have built our health-care system back up and we are now focused on making the system even better by improving access to care, enhancing the patient experience and expanding access to prescription drugs. As we move forward with an ambitious plan to build a healthier society, we need your best ideas about how to improve the patient experience and encourage the people of Ontario to live healthy lives.

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Improvement to our Pallative Care System

Ingratiation of All Aspects of Palliative Care: Why not have a entire floor or a wing in every hospital dedicate to only people who require palliative care. Why should those patents be moved to a different hospital to receive Palliative care. Should there not be more than 10 beds for palliative care patients in a city of over 175,000. Not everyone has the options of dying at home. 90% of the patients prefer to ...more »

Submitted by (@hilydia)

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A Public Pharmaceutical Company

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest global capitalist industries with nearly guaranteed profits. Investment and research conducted by them is done primarily for the purpose of profit making while the lives of millions of people depend on life saving medications which are priced to profit from peoples' illnesses. Therefore, I believe that the Government of Ontario should establish a public not-for-profit ...more »

Submitted by (@trevor)

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INVEST IN PARAMEDICS & AMBULANCE SYSTEM

Why not adjust budgets to better address the needs of emergency services? Lack of ambulance coverage is occurring all over the province. Wait times are increasing and response times are being affected. We need more ambulances on the road and funding for community paramedicine programs to help alleviate the strain on hospitals. Ambulance Paramedics are fundamental to saving lives. The government’s stated goal is to “improve ...more »

Submitted by (@sendparamedics)

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Telemedicine: Digital Innovation to Expand Access to High-Quality Health Care

Ontario needs to make telemedicine a core part of how health care is delivered in this province. Telemedicine expands care to people who cannot access it, makes it easier to access for those who find getting health care inconvenient or inefficient, such as seniors, and drastically streamlines services to make them more efficient. Delivering on the promise of universal health care is challenging. Hundreds of thousands ...more »

Submitted by (@jordanlucasray)

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We need a "transformed" mental health system, not simply more funding.

The current mental health system is really a mental "illness" system. Access especially by the most vulnerable citizens is not possible until one is severely mentally ill. We must re-orient the system so that a "continuum" of mental health services is available beginning at the earliest point through to acute care phase of illness.

Submitted by (@bthompso)

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Cataract care

There should be optometry coverage for all under our health care program. Eyesight is essential. I am especially disappointed to hear that cataract surgery isn't covered unless the cataract has affected 70% of vision. This is not helpful to those whose cataract is positioned in the centre of the eye which would interfere with driving, reading, etc .much earlier. Very costly, especially for seniors on fixed incomes. ...more »

Submitted by (@russian1)

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Ban GMO Food

Ontario and Canada should follow the route of Europe where GMO foods are banned and we should start with GMO labeling and to also ban Monsanto products so that Canada can have fresh food free of biotechnology and cross-breeding and pesticides and herbicides. This is the best path to get the best quality products and so people can be truly healthy. Another important step for Ontario to follow is getting away from big box ...more »

Submitted by (@jfsicili)

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Charge employers for use of sick notes that result in unnecessary visits to the doctor.

Often employers seek sick notes for employees needing a sick day as proof of illness, this practice often results as a tax on the sick as doctors notes are not covered by OHIP, but as well for many short term illness that are 1-3 days long that do not warrant medical intervention. This practice is no doubt a burden upon our healthcare system and working people of this province for the sole reason of employers not placing ...more »

Submitted by (@nimanbains)

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Free dental cleaning for Seniors

Offer one free dental cleaning for seniors. Dental care is often sacrficed by seniors on fixed income. They no longer have dental coverage after leaving the workplace upon retirement. One small step towards fairness and help for our seniors.

Submitted by (@ferdfromdurham)

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Transform Seniors Care to a focus on "Healthy Aging."

Todays seniors are expected to become ill as they age. Yet, the literature demonstrates that people have the potential to stay healthy as they age. Similarly, we have come to accept that seniors in long term care homes will suffer falls, skin breakdown and repeated hospital admissions. This is a dated approach to aging. We must transform our current illness focused view of aging to one of "healthy aging." People from ...more »

Submitted by (@bthompso)

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