Excellent comments here in the last few days after we introduced the case of Kathleen Palamarek, the 88-year old woman rescued by BC Ambulance paramedics from near fatal narcotic poisoning in the care facility where […]
Trouble brewing in seniors’ care
This reprints an In-Sights article first published January 10, 2010. It deserves review because of the Granny Napping article published here April 4, 2011. I have already had a number of private […]
Stenography or reporting?
March 1, reporter Ted Chernecki made an unconditional statement on Global TV BC News Hour that the Canadian healthcare system “was already ranked one of the worst in the world when it […]
Why Americanize Canadian healthcare?
Austan Goolsbee is an American economist, currently Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and the youngest member of the cabinet of President Barack Obama. Goolsbee is on leave from the University […]
Global TV – a factual deficit?
As the Royal Columbian Hospital doughnut shop story unfolded, Global TV was quick to redirect the discussion to promote private healthcare as a better alternative. Ted Chernecki began his News Hour report […]
Most acute deficiency is skilled health administrators
The effects of access block on acute hospital services are reflected by patients on stretchers lined up in emergency room corridors and by ambulances parked outside hospitals, waiting to deliver acutely ill […]
Not on Mini-Me’s radar screen
The BC Liberal Minister of Everything is in damage control mode while the boss travels the province looking for bridges, lakes and mountains to re-name and his other political colleagues spend the […]
Their relentless search for profits . . .
Canada has a well financed lobby aiming to Americanize healthcare in this country. The objective is not to improve our wellness, it is to open new markets to multinational corporations. I believe […]
More from 2001 Liberal Platform: What Canada Health Act? UPDATED
Gordon Campbell: “It’s time to put patient care ﬁrst. To do that, we must renew public health care, through better management, adequate funding, proper stafﬁng, and sound strategic planning.” We want our […]
Quid pro quo: softball treatment of Liberal improprieties
Today, Global TV is applauding their ‘exclusive’ role in broadcasting the Kevin Falcon press release news story about patient centered funding in hospitals. Global says big changes are coming that will be […]
Save Your Skin Foundation
I am discouraged by near endless stories of people who wrong society and care little because they value financial gain above all. It doesn’t matter if it is an unethical business person […]
Spin, spin, spin
The Kootenay Health Authority is laying off nurses and shutting down operating rooms. Doctors at the hospital in Trail voted non-confidence in the KHA because the move reverses diligent efforts of the […]
Privatization offers one sure result
As you read this American story, consider how BC Liberals aim to privatize health services to corporations who will put profit before people. Exclusive: Temp Firms a Magnet for Unfit Nurses By […]
If we ain’t broke, don’t fix it
I won’t admit to learning about this first on Global TV. Let’s say that I stumbled on it during newsgathering. You should too.Billionaires for Wealthcare A few members of this organization: Bill […]
What is P-for-P? A new government project like Public Pays Private Partnerships? Maybe, a formalized policy titled Piss on Poor People? No, it is a new style of public hospital management, Pay-for-Performance, […]