Thursday, May 27, 2010

CBC News - Nfld. & Labrador - Deal close, NLMA members told

I am glad this dispute is getting settled but I really don't think it is going to do anything to improve the healthcare system. Even if these doctors get a huge raise there won't be an money left to hire new doctors at the new pay scale. Our healthcare system needs a serious overhaul to find way to spend the money better. The way it is going now is completely unsustainable. Almost 38% of the provincial budget goes into healthcare and we have some of the worst outcomes for money in the country if not the worst.

We can't continue to provide services to areas where it is just not economically viable and they need to start amalgamating services in those areas where it makes sense and enhancing services in others. The Government seriously needs to get an independent audit done to see how we can realign services in areas where we can actually provide better service for the same or less money. This province has the population of a mid sized city spread over a large area, and continuing on like we are just can't work.

I don't know what the answer is but something is going to have to be done. It would be nice to see a healthcare facility in Torbay that would handle things like xrays, blood work and even possibly a walk in type of service that we normally have to drive to the Health Science Centre and wait hours for. With the population of the North East Avalon we could certainly use something like that.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please try and be respectful with your comments