Operating rooms generating huge amoun...

Operating rooms generating huge amounts of unnecessary waste: study

There are 1 comment on the Weyburn Review story from Jun 4, 2012, titled Operating rooms generating huge amounts of unnecessary waste: study. In it, Weyburn Review reports that:

They may be the source of life-saving medical interventions,

but hospital operating rooms in Canada generate enormous amounts of unnecessary and expensive-to-process waste ...

The minority McGuinty government has forged an agreement with the opposition parties to pass the provincial budget.

You can make an oral or written submission to the government's standing committee for the budget, but they have given scant notice.

The Deal Struck between McGuinty and the Opposition

This is a minority government and McGuinty has to strike an agreement with the opposition in order to get it passed.

Otherwise his government would fall. Ontario Health CoalitionBut the deal so far between McGuinty and the opposition will not stop the cuts to needed health care services that will result from the budget.

The NDP's main budget change has already passed as a motion in the Legislature.

It places a very small surtax on individuals earning $500,000 or more.

We support this, in fact, we would support more measures to restore balance and fairness to our tax system. However, the government will not use this money to protect services that people need.

It is all going to pay down the deficit.

Other "savings" (debt servicing etc) from this measure will be distributed to three things:

child care; a 1% increase to disability and social assistance,

and $20 million for small and rural hospitals.

However, the money for the small and rural hospitals is apparently not going to preserve services, but rather to "find efficiencies" (meaning cuts and restructuring).

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Weyburn Review.


Elora, Canada

#1 Jun 4, 2012

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