Not a second longer
Many Ontario patients are facing unacceptably long wait times for access to tests, specialists and treatment. Simply put, patients have to wait too long, too often. This province is fortunate to have great doctors, nurses and other health care providers; the problem is not the health care we have, it is the health care we have to wait for.
Every day, doctors treat more than 320,000 patients across the province. Operating with scarce resources, in a broken health care system, Ontario’s doctors continue to make a positive difference in the lives of patients by providing high quality care.
Wait times in Ontario are getting worse, and it’s the government’s fault. Your doctor doesn’t want you to wait a second longer. Take action by sending a letter to your candidates and help us make health care matter this coming election.
More than 10 years ago, the government promised to develop and deliver a wait time strategy which would reduce wait times for treatment in specific “priority areas” – namely in cataract, hip and knee replacement surgical procedures. Fast forward a decade, and the wait times for many of these “priority areas” continue to get worse. This is unacceptable.
19 out of 10 patients waiting for this procedure had it performed within this timeframe. Time period reported is October to December each calendar year.
Source: Ontario Provincial Adult Wait Times. Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Prepared by OMA Economics, Research & Analytics
How You Can Help
With the provincial election fast approaching, the candidates in your riding need to know that health care is a priority for Ontario. Take action by sending a letter to your candidates letting them know you will not wait a second longer for the health care you deserve.