Our health system is struggling: what I see as a doctor at the frontlines of a health traffic jam – CBC

Failures to invest in preventative medicine are having a devastating pileup effect

Nov 09, 2022

On my way to a 24-hour shift at the hospital, I watched a traffic jam form at the entrance to the parking area.

A driver in the front mistakenly tried to enter the staff parking lot. The gate wouldn’t rise. Unfortunately, another car pulled in behind, then another, and soon there were 10,000 pounds of steel between the driver and an exit.

We all waited, in various stages of patience, for the conga line of reversing vehicles to shimmy backward.

It seemed so obvious: there are two lanes, one for visitors and one for staff. All you need to do is follow the signs. But what’s obvious to me may not be obvious to others. The issue isn’t with the individual drivers — it’s a problem with the traffic system and flow itself.”

I know where I’m going because I’ve been here before. I have both the training and knowledge to look ahead.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/health-care-struggling-doctor-traffic-jam-1.6642938

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