We hear this comment all the time. Sadly, in our socialized healthcare system, in Canada, compassion generally takes a backseat to maintaining the bureaucratic status-quo.
We get calls from Canadians who have been suffering, often in severe, immobilizing pain, for years. And nobody will take the time to listen to them, to hear about their condition. And so they wait, and wait, and wait.
Most Canadians simply have no idea how poorly we are served by our healthcare system, until they need access to it themselves. We are working with a woman in Ontario who has a prolapsed bowel and bladder. She has been in pain since October of last year. She has been “promised” a surgical date “sometime in April”. In the meantime, she is bleeding constantly.
Contrast this with another client of ours who needs arthroscopic knee surgery and is on a long waiting list. “Why cant he get his surgery in the public healthcare system, right away?” asked his wife. “Don’t they understand that he is in pain?” “Why won’t they listen to him?”.
Her husband and the woman in Ontario, are just two of the estimated 750,000 Canadians on lengthy medical waiting lists.
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