Ontario ERs 'overwhelmed' as flu hits harder than usual http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/ontario-ers-overwhelmed-as-flu-hits-harder-than-usual-1.2165912 … via @CTVNews
@AndreasLaupacis @picardonhealth Primary care team I saw yesterday had 50-70 pts crowding the large waiting room at 5pm
@alandrummond2 @Real_Dr_Roy I disagree with Picard. Primary care is swamped too. It's resources that are missing. Hospital beds are closed at holiday time because it is an effort to control costs. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/dont-blame-the-flu-for-er-congestion/article22309794/ …What's really to blame for ER congestion?
Worse still, many senior administrators are MIA at this time of year, ... hospitals; a large part of the problem is a lack of home care andlong-term care facilities. ... and there may even be a need to establish temporary medical facilities.