Our health system in New Brunswick is inadequate because a succession of governments has not been willing to take positions that distress interest groups and local riding associations. Pure and simple! Health care has become highly politicized with sound professional judgments being subjected to overturn by the political structure when seats are perceived as being in jeopardy, not the highly professional set of complex services that it really is.
Jee See Heng, a businessman from Moncton, wrote a powerful commentary “Demand Accountability on Health Care Standards” in the April 29th edition of the Telegraph/Gleaner. He reminds us of the extraordinary long waits in Emergency Departments, the issues with inconsistent After Hours Service and poses the logical question: why? Read more here
Ken McGeorge, BS,DHA,CHE is a career health care executive based in Fredericton, NB, Canada.