JULY 29 2021-SURGERY BACKLOGS & DANGEROUS DRIVING HABITS
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ONTARIO’S FUNDING PLAN TO HELP ALLEVIATE BACKLOG IN HOSPITAL SURGERIES, MRI AND CT SCANS

Libby Znaimer is joined by Dr. Kevin Smith, CEO of the University Health Network, Dr. David Jacobs, President of the Ontario Association of Radiologists and Dr. Peter Ferguson, who is the Albert and Temmy Latner Chair in the division of Orthopaedic Surgery and a professor in the department of surgery at the University of Toronto followed by NDP MPP and Health Critic, France Gélinas of Nickel-Belt.

Yesterday, Ontario announced that it would be investing upwards of $324-million for hospitals to help alleviate surgery backlogs, and to support MRI and CT scanning services. According to the press release from the province, this initiative will allow for our health care system to perform up to an additional 67,000 surgeries and up to 135,000 more diagnostic imaging hours. But, is this funding really enough to address the province’s substantial backlog in much needed medical procedures?

OVER 50 PERCENT OF DRIVERS ADMIT TO UNSAFE DRIVING HABITS: CAA POLL

Libby Znaimer is joined by Brian Patterson, President and CEO of the Ontario Safety League and Raymond Chan, Manager of Government Relations for CAA South Central Ontario.

A new poll from CAA reveals that 55-percent of Ontario drivers admit to engaging in unsafe driving habits. Such habits include speeding and distracted driving. Raymond details the survey and Brian explains more about what constitutes unsafe driving on our roads.

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