In health care, do the people in power reflect the people they serve?

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  1. Mike Fraumeni

    Every hospital is a business on their own with their own with their own President, Vice Presidents etc. down the line and agendas to boot and this must stop. How this has been allowed to happen in the first place in a socialized health care and hospital etc. system like Canada is totally mind boggling and no wonder there is lack of coordination and lack of a true systems approach to health care not only within Canada and the provinces but I believe also within regions or LHINs as per the new terminology which I’m sure won’t last long either. It’s just not working, too fragmented, too many chiefs even within regions and this approach, as I say in a socialized health care system, is a recipe for disaster.

    • Matt

      This exactly. This structure leads to WAY too much wastage. If health care was private then they could be an argument for this type of model. But we are not. It’s time for this model to change.

  2. Hugh Armstrong

    Very useful analysis. Let me just add/reinforce that other sources of ‘lived experience’ are also important to consider, for instance: low income/class (think parking lot rates and other costs, access to public transit), age (is the facility or service senior-friendly?), chronic conditions/disability (still relatively too much focus on heroic acute care?).

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