MEDIA ADVISORY – Well being care teams name on premiers to make Canada’s collapsing well being system their prime precedence

MEDIA ADVISORY – Well being care teams name on premiers to make Canada’s collapsing well being system their prime precedence

OTTAWA, ON, July 7, 2022 /CNW/ – With well being employees throughout Canada burned out and exhausted, surgical backlogs rampant, main care entry restricted and emergency departments dealing with closures, the Canadian Medical Affiliation (CMA), Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), Canadian Nurses Affiliation (CNA) and HealthCareCAN are calling on Canada’s premiers to make well being care their prime precedence on the Council of the Federation’s 2022 Summer time Assembly of Canada’s Premiers in Victoria, B.C. Our well being care disaster should be the precedence, and an motion plan is urgently required.

CMA President Dr. Katharine Good and CFNU President Linda Silas will likely be in Victoria to ship this message to Canada’s premiers at their annual summer time assembly, July 11-12.


“We all know that fixing the well being care system will take time however deferring any tangible motion will solely deepen the cracks. When a common well being system isn’t in a position to present fundamental well being care must Canadians, we should settle for that it has failed and work collectively to repair it. This can take greater than merely investing extra money. It’s going to require new options to previous issues such enabling the mobility of well being employees between jurisdictions to alleviate stress factors.”

–       Dr. Katharine Good, President, CMA

Canada’s well being care system is in disaster. Whereas the pandemic definitely struck a extreme blow, our well being care system has been reeling from a decades-long well being care employee scarcity that continues to develop unabated due to untenable working circumstances. The pandemic solely added gasoline to an already raging hearth. The drained, ineffective, and makeshift options of the previous now not reduce it; we’d like a daring and concerted effort to deal with the scarcity, beginning with evidence-based well being human sources planning and steady funding.”

–          Linda Silas, President, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

Canada must ramp up its well being care system to ship higher outcomes for sufferers and guarantee they will obtain the care they want once they want it. Nevertheless, that can not be achieved if we do not strengthen and put money into our well being workforce first. Retaining nurses and different well being care employees is on the coronary heart of fixing many challenges of our system. If no efficient methods are put in place to retain nurses that we now have now and implement higher working circumstances, no different technique will make the distinction.”

–          Sylvain Brousseau, President, CNA

Canada healthcare system is confronted with a tough check, we will be unable to deal with the multi-faceted challenges confronted by Canada’s well being system with out all ranges of presidency coming along with well being leaders to outline and construct an inclusive, equitable and protected well being system that works for all within the twenty first century. Most pressing of all these challenges is the well being workforce scarcity, which is putting unrelenting stress on the system and healthcare employees, and negatively impacting entry to companies, high quality of care and well being outcomes. We help the premiers’ and territory leaders’ requires extra funding via well being transfers, nonetheless we should make sure that no matter method is taken results in improved well being outcomes.”

–          Paul-Émile Cloutier, President and CEO, HealthCareCAN

In regards to the CMA
The Canadian Medical Affiliation is the nationwide voice of the medical occupation. Our focus is on creating sturdy and accessible well being programs, fostering well-being and variety in medical tradition, and making certain each particular person in Canada has equal alternative to be wholesome. In partnership with physicians, medical learners, sufferers and others, we advance these targets via advocacy, data sharing and granting.

In regards to the CFNU
The CFNU is Canada’s largest nurses’ group, representing Canada’s frontline nurses in each sector of well being care – from dwelling care, LTC, group and acute care, together with nursing college students – and advocating on key well being priorities and federal engagement in the way forward for public well being care.

In regards to the CNA
CNA is the nationwide and world skilled voice of Canadian nursing. We characterize registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed and registered sensible nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, retired nurses, and nursing college students throughout all 13 provinces and territories.

About HealthCareCAN
HealthCareCAN is the nationwide voice of healthcare organizations and hospitals throughout Canada. We foster knowledgeable and steady, results-oriented discovery and innovation throughout the continuum of healthcare. Study extra at

SOURCE Canadian Medical Affiliation

MEDIA ADVISORY – Well being care teams name on premiers to make Canada’s collapsing well being system their prime precedence

For additional data: To schedule an interview or for additional data, please contact: CMA Media Relations: [email protected], Eric Lewis, 506-566-1671; CFNU Media Relations: [email protected], Ben René, 613-406-5962; CNA Media Relations: Lucas Veiga, 613-697-7497, [email protected]; HealthCareCan Media Relations: Alexandria Rowe, 613-220-1023, [email protected]