Meet Dr. Atilio Costa-Vitali. He helps patients with heart disease manage their symptoms from the comfort of their own homes. Watch how he puts his #patientsfirst.
Meet Jennifer Brasch. She treats patients with addiction and mental health disorders, helping bring hope and light back into their lives. #PatientsFirst.
Meet Dr. Stephen Kosar. He puts #patientsfirst by providing vision care to those who need it most in Ear Falls and Kenora, Ontario.
Meet Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull from Ottawa, Ontario. Dr. Turnbull works with Ottawa’s most vulnerable population to address the impacts of social inequity on health.
This is Dr. Doris Mitchell. Three years ago she moved back to her hometown of Chapleau, Ontario, in order to provide health care care to the people in her community. Watch how she puts her #patientsfirst.
Meet Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital’s Dr. Melanie Penner. Through diagnosis, Dr. Penner opens doors for patients with autism and their families.
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This bill allows politicians and bureaucrats to prioritize their decisions about the health-care system over the care needs of patients. It gives government the power to over-ride the expertise of physicians and local health-care providers in order to ration care and stay within their budget instead of putting the wellbeing of patients first.
The Ontario government will be spending scarce health-care dollars on creating more bureaucracy, which results in less funding going towards front-line care.
Additionally, Bill 41 will allow the government to access your personal health record without your consent in the name of ‘public interest’.
Ontario’s doctors do not believe these changes are in the best interest of our patients and have been calling on the government to make changes to Bill 41 before it passes. To date, the government has ignored our concerns and chosen not to consult meaningfully with doctors who are providing patient care on the front lines. This is why it is so important that you add your voice to Ontario’s 29,000 doctors who want to see patients get access to the care they need.
Take action now. Tell your MPP to protect and strengthen patient-focused health care in Ontario by changing Bill 41.
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Sign a physician-led petition on Bill 41