ICU physician: Ford government is ‘gaslighting’ health-care workers – CTV

Aug. 10, 2022

An ICU physician is criticizing Ont. Premier Doug Ford’s throne speech, saying the government “has no plan” to help health-care workers and may not believe “there’s any type of crisis” in the province’s overburdened hospital system.

“The system is under way more stress than it ever has been,” Dr. Michael Warner, a physician at Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital, told CTV News Channel Tuesday. “If we have any type of COVID bump in the fall, I think the system will be brought to its knees.”

Warner said there’s a disconnect between the Ford government and health-care workers, which is only adding to growing “moral distress” and burnout in the profession.

“When you tell people who are working on the front-lines what they’re experiencing isn’t happening, that’s gaslighting.”

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