‘It’s just like a chess game’: Glut of patients awaiting more appropriate care costs Ottawa hospitals millions

The Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa regularly cancels elective surgeries due to bed shortages. (Jean Delisle/CBC) On a typical day, Ottawa hospitals spend more than a quarter of a million dollars caring for... Read more »

Ottawa Health Team model will improve patient care, minister pledges

On Friday the Ontario government unveiled the new Ottawa Health Team. The organization’s goals include improving the way patients transition from hospital care into home care. (Darron Cummings/The Associated Press) A new... Read more »

Fill-in team formed to help staffing crisis at rural Quebec hospitals

The agreement targets about 30 health facilities in the province, such as those in Shawville, Amqui, Maria and La Malbaie, said Danielle McCann, Quebec’s health minister. (Sylvain Roy Roussel/Radio-Canada) The Quebec government... Read more »

Quebec forming special team to plug staffing gaps at rural hospitals

The agreement targets about 30 health facilities in the province, such as those in Shawville, Amqui, Maria and La Malbaie, said Danielle McCann, Quebec’s health minister. (Sylvain Roy Roussel/Radio-Canada) The Quebec government... Read more »

Staffing crisis at Pontiac Hospital putting patients at risk, nurse says

The Pontiac Hospital in Shawville, Que., has shut down its birthing unit eight times since the last week of September because of staff shortages. (Christian Milette/Radio-Canada) Mothers and their newborns are in... Read more »

Kingston man waits years for surgery to relieve painful condition

Bill Bagyan has been catheterized more than a dozen times since 2014 to relieve the pain from urethral stricture disease, which involves scarring in or around the urethra. Since being diagnosed, he’s... Read more »

PSW shortage stranding patients in hospital

Maria Konopeskas was admitted to hospital for relatively minor surgery in November 2017. She’s still there. (Jean Delisle/CBC) Nearly two years after a relatively minor operation that required just three weeks of recovery,... Read more »

Montreal nurses heading to Shawville to bolster birth unit

A nurse shortage at Pontiac Hospital in Shawville, Que., has closed its birthing unit five times this fall. (Christian Milette/Radio-Canada ) Two nurses from Montreal are heading to Shawville, Que., to keep... Read more »

School girls praised for stepping in to save a life

Best friends Juliet Murphy, left, and Darcy Power, right, at Furness Park in Barrhaven. (Sandra Abma/CBC) Two Ottawa girls are being praised for helping save a man’s life on the weekend. On... Read more »

Lack of ambulances leave Ottawa at ‘level zero’ in life-and-death situations

‘I don’t think people realize how bad it is,’ this Ottawa paramedic told CBC about the city’s level-zero crisis. (Jean Delisle/CBC) The 911 call had been bouncing around over the radio all night:... Read more »