Letters to the editor: ‘But even so Canadian well being care, who makes use of fax generation?’ Is the machine damaged? Letters to the editor for July 15

Letters to the editor: ‘But even so Canadian well being care, who makes use of fax generation?’ Is the machine damaged? Letters to the editor for July 15
Letters to the editor: ‘But even so Canadian well being care, who makes use of fax generation?’ Is the machine damaged? Letters to the editor for July 15

Ambulances parked via the emergency division at Toronto Western Health center on July 14.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Repair it

Re Extra Cash Must Imply Extra Accountability (July 13): I spent a lot of my profession in data generation and was once concerned within the implementation of many methods. I might at all times ask what the industry sought after: Did they need to benefit from new generation and optimize processes, or did they need to automate present processes?

Folks have a tendency to withstand exchange, so extra continuously than no longer unhealthy processes are automatic. This identical analogy can follow to well being care investment. Executive-funded well being care suppliers are intent on maintaining their fiefdoms as they don’t like exchange; they personally need more cash.

Throwing more cash at a badly arranged, siloed well being care machine is not going to ship effects. Sufferers and taxpayers deserve higher.

Dale Turbines Guelph, Ont.

Re Money Received’t Finish The Circle of relatives Physician Scarcity (July 12): I used to be a circle of relatives physician for 42 years and labored underneath fee-for-service for many of that point, however was once on another investment contract for the final 12 years.

Sure, there have been some physicians who would “churn” sufferers via fee-for-service. However the ethos of follow frowned upon that means. We’d at all times are compatible sufferers in at the identical day in the event that they had been sick. Visits had been every now and then transient, however a minimum of a in poor health affected person may see their physician with no 10-hour emergency-room wait.

Underneath choice investment, medical doctors are assured an source of revenue so there’s no incentive for some to offer complete maintain “shoppers.” It’s some distance more straightforward to e-book weeks forward, end via 5 p.m. and not keep past due or minimize lunch brief to slot in an acute drawback.

Provinces will have to acknowledge that “choice investment” has failed and reintroduce a brand new fashion, even with some fee-for-service.

It couldn’t be worse.

Gordon Younger MD; Pictou, N.S.

Re Captive To A Damaged Well being Care Gadget (July 14): To we the taxpayers, it makes no distinction whether or not well being care budget come from provincial or federal coffers. It’s our cash regardless of the pot.

What we do care about is solving Canada’s damaged and costly machine. Throwing cash at it’ll no longer paintings. We will have to have leading edge, evidence-based adjustments and most likely a whole overhaul.

There may well be larger house maintain rehab and extra sufferers dwelling at house (the Danish fashion); extra nurse practitioners, circle of relatives follow centres with built-in products and services and salaried circle of relatives physicians (the British fashion); a modernization of knowledge sharing (but even so Canadian well being care, who makes use of fax generation?). All are concepts which were put forth however don’t appear to be taking cling.

I say not more well being care greenbacks to the provinces till they get a hold of company plans to make our machine in truth paintings neatly, for us and the pros inside of it.

Jane Edwards Denman Island, B.C.

Energy down

Re Belgium’s Umicore To Construct Ontario Manufacturing unit For EV Battery Portions (Document on Industry, July 14): I used to be to notice that “the corporate determined to construct in Ontario partially since the province’s grid – in large part fuelled via hydroelectric and nuclear energy – helps a manufacturing unit that may produce battery parts with net-zero carbon emissions.”

Does that imply no person advised Umicore that a few of Ontario’s growing old nuclear crops will in all probability get replaced via extra gas-fuelled electrical manufacturing, because of a advice via the province’s Impartial Electrical energy Gadget Operator?

Evelyn Gigantes Ottawa


Re Dairy Catch 22 situation (Letters, July 14): No person is suggesting “unrestricted dairy business,” as described via a letter-writer.

What’s complained about via New Zealand is that just about all the minuscule import quotas accepted had been allotted to Canadian manufacturers that can have declined to workout their allocations. What a wonder.

Sponsored exports also are raised. This is totally inappropriate to dairy exports from New Zealand, the place no subsidies for agricultural manufacturing have existed for many years.

Andy Pearce Napier, New Zealand

True tale

Re In Those Making an attempt Occasions, I Glance To The Works Of George Orwell For Inspiration (July 11): As an established admirer of George Orwell’s works, I feel contributor Bob Rae ties an astute line between historical past and people who provide it in couched literary phrases. Fiction infrequently is essentially the most poignant and enduring presentation of fact.

To my deep remorseful about, I don’t suppose Vladimir Putin or Xi Jinping will ever get the message, or they are going to make a selection to forget about it similar to different authoritarian leaders who preceded them.

Then again, most likely different considerate people will. Because of Mr. Rae for his perception.

Bob L. a. Riviere Fortress Erie, Ont.

Proper on

Re Ain’t No Mountain Prime Sufficient (First Individual, July 13): Along with the sheer delight in studying essay-writer Austin Cooke’s account of filling out an Ontario election proxy shape whilst mountaineering via Spain, there are some critical courses right here.

There are the Spanish officers who signed his file, having lived all over a time when their votes didn’t rely, all stressing the significance of having the ability to vote. Mr. Cooke, having by no means ignored a vote casting alternative, went to unusual lengths to workout his franchise.

Examine that to the 57-per-cent of eligible Ontario electorate who didn’t hassle all over the new election, declining to spare a couple of mins of treasured time to do one thing loads of hundreds of thousands of other people around the globe can handiest dream of doing.

Claire Hoy Toronto

Phys ed

Re Why We Must Make Bodily Training Necessary For Each and every Teenager (July 8): I query whether or not this concept was once mentioned with teenagers who’re deficient, racialized or no longer naturally athletic – those who’re continuously the least more likely to get the lend a hand had to do neatly in health club elegance, or continuously handled like rubbish via classmates as a result of a loss of talents.

We will have to paintings on solving the ones problems sooner than we even take into consideration increasing health club necessities. It’s nonetheless so much more straightforward and less expensive to show bodily talents to kids than to adults.

Imai Welch Edmonton

Baseball blues

Re Blue Jays Get Their Fall Man In Montoyo, However Now The Mind Consider Is Uncovered (Sports activities, July 14): Within the firing of Blue Jays supervisor Charlie Montoyo, what concerning the basic supervisor and his group who signed a number of pitchers, for extraordinarily prime salaries, who’ve grew to become out to be duds?

The Jays have had pitching issues all 12 months, which have been no longer the introduction of Mr. Montoyo.

J.G. Gilmour Calgary

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