Friday, November 17th, 2017

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website has a diagram showing the ten steps patients take on their path through diagnostic imaging in the public health care system. I decided to take a different path. During an appointment with my family doctor I told her that I was willing and able to leave the province to access a […]

The government of Saskatchewan is choosing 86 patients with multiple sclerosis from a pool of more than 650 applicants hoping for a spot in a US clinical trial for the Liberation Treatment. Since its debut in 2009, many Canadian MS patients have travelled thousands of miles and paid thousands of dollars to access this treatment in the […]

The Canadian government talks a good talk when it comes to preventative health care but let’s face it, in order to be preventative it has to be timely. My husband Cameron lost his father to esophageal cancer last year. With a family history of cancer and symptoms of heartburn he decides to see his doctor about […]

The Saskatchewan government recently entered into a contract with the Omni Surgery Centre in Regina and is now finalizing one with the Saskatoon Surgicentre to provide a certain number of day surgeries for patients in the province. The contracts are good news for some of the 26,915 Saskatchewan patients currently on waiting lists in the […]

Last year, media reports kept us abreast of the people jumping Canada’s health care queues for the H1N1 vaccine. Among those making the list were hospital board members and donors and professional athletes and their families. Many Canadians voiced their anger over these individuals receiving the vaccine ahead of priority groups identified by the government. This […]

Perhaps you are a relatively healthy person and therefore feel little need to concern yourself with the plight of patients and doctors featured in news headlines across the country. Like a majority of Canadians you tend to believe that when you have a serious injury or illness that our health care system will provide the best medical […]

The government of Alberta is feeling the heat after halting bankruptcy proceedings against a private surgical facility in Calgary. The Health Resource Centre (HRC), owned by Networc Health Inc., performed about 1,000 orthopaedic surgeries for the government in 2009. Anticipating future increases in its government surgical contract, the HRC entered into a lease agreement with the […]

10) You want to outshine the North Koreans and Cubans. 9) You really won’t lose your Canadian Identity. We didn’t invent single-payer, universal health care. We adopted the system from Great Britain. 8) The politicians, health care bureaucrats, and care providers telling you to “wait your turn” in the queue will most likely never personally […]

When you think about our universal health care system do you ever wonder about the fairness of waiting lists, otherwise known as queues? Our politicians claim queues provide Canadians with equal access to health care. Do they really? Remember the recent outcry when hockey players and their families jumped the queue for the H1N1 flu […]



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