Tinkering Will not resolve health and long term care issues:
The health and long term care system in NB has been so lacking in provincial focus and direction for so long that no amount of tinkering will fix it! The system, in economic terms, represents 50% of provincial spending and employs or is the main source of income for tens of thousands of New Brunswickers. That the system is at a “choke point” should come as no surprise to any who seriously understand the system for this has been predicted for decades. The problem has been, over many years, that the decisions to shift and reorganize the system, in the last 25 years, have been made largely at political level where decision-makers cannot possibly have sufficient understanding to understand the long term impact of short term decisions. Read more here.
Ken McGeorge, BS,DHA,CHE is a career health care executive based in Fredericton, NB, Canada.