“There is talk about P3 coming into the healthcare. P3’s have been proven to dost taxpayers money. I realize health care is the largest expense for government, but Canadian health care is set up so it does not run making a profit. P3’s need to make a profit for the investors. The taxpayers end up […]
More infrastructure is needed on PEI to support healthy activities like walking and biking. More walking and biking trails should be built connecting communities across PEI.
PEI needs to have more clinics to increase access to health care. These can be staffed with nurse practitioners since physicians are in short supply and more expensive.
Two views: Abortion services should be offered on Prince Edward Island. Status quo should be kept with no abortion services on Prince Edward Island. Notes About 50% of the people who bring this issue up want better access to abortion services, and the other half don’t. This ties into other issues like the adoption process […]
Salaried doctors don’t see enough patients. This is in comparison to fee-for-service doctors. This contributes to more Islanders being without a doctor, and means that taxpayers are not getting as good a value for the doctor’s salary. Notes In the master agreement for doctors, as per Section B – Salaried Physicians, Article B3 – Job […]
The Standing Committee on Health and Wellness met Tuesday, January 16, 2016 and has outlined a number of issues for their work plan. Topics approved for discussion by the committee include: Motion on Out-of-Province Health Care expenditures – the report of the auditor general will be reviewed by the committee prior to any further action […]
Perhaps a select set of medical supplies should be covered under a “catastrophic” plan along with medications. Then at least the amount a household spends on “medical” costs would be capped at a percentage of the annual household income. After all the whole idea behind the catastrophic plan is to make sure people don’t go broke […]
For occupations like paramedics, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not recognized as a work-related occupational disease by the Workers Compensation Board (WCB). This means that those afflicted by PTSD cannot receive compensation for the WCB. Given the reality of PTSD in professions that deal with trauma, this should be recognized. Notes Met with paramedic Jason […]
Empower nurses and other health professionals to increase scope of care
My doctor said that I was no longer to drive, but in fact my drivers license was still valid. What is the process for removing a senior’s drivers license if a doctor has concerns? How can a doctor’s opinion be challenged? References CAA Seniors Driving Site CBC – For seniors, losing driver’s licence like having […]