Monthly Archives: May 2015

N.B. doctors speak out on severe overcrowding in hospitals, calling it “inhumane”

Above watch: Doctors at hospitals across the province spoke out today on the severe overcrowding they are seeing everyday and want the government to react. Alex Abdelwahab reports.

MONCTON – Doctors at several Horizon Health Network hospital in the province are raising concerns over severe overcrowding they say they see every day.

In a letter addressed to Health Minister Victor Boudreau, Minister of Social Development Cathy Rogers, and the board of directors and executive of Horizon Health, medical staff wrote that they wanted “to voice the concerns of our physicians regarding the “the overcapacity situation” in our acute care hospitals.

Read the rest here:
http://globalnews.ca/news/1994058/n-b-doctors-speak-out-on-severe-overcrowding-in-hospitals-calling-it-inhumane/

 

Horizon doctors plead for action on hospital congestion

hospital overcrowdingDoctors at the five largest hospitals in Horizon Health Network say the hospitals are operating “in a state of overcapacity gridlock” and are demanding the health authority and provincial government do something to ease the stress within the system.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/horizon-doctors-plead-for-action-on-hospital-congestion-1.3070919?fb_action_ids=715315035245607&fb_action_types=og.shares

They make 6 key points to resolve the issue. First amongst them is:

“Reverse the policy on specialized care beds so seniors with physical problems, and not just dementia, have access to them.”

This is the issue we’ve been trying to work on for the last couple years. We hope someone is finally ready to listen.