As the media has let Ontarians know very well about the hospital ratings, it occurs to me how true and accurate the ratings actually are. The ratings for hospitals rate in the following four categories: Overall Opinion, Satisfaction with Care and Services, Physician Care and Bedside Care which includes ratings in-between 1 star and 5 stars. 5 stars being the best, 3 stars being satisfactory and 1 being overall worse.
Every hospital in Ontario has been rated, from Alexandra Hospital in Ingersoll,Ontario to York Central in Richmond Hill. They have finally taken the initiative to start such a program for the people of Ontario. Thanks to the Government of Ontario and The OHA (Ontario Hospital Association).
Ontario still has it's problems in health care, these problems range from outdated technology being used by health care professionals to general finance problems. The worst problem however, is the bypass to other hospitals, sometimes 20, 30 or even 40 minutes away. Causing death, or irreversible damages to patients. So the question lies, should you be taking an ambulance to your local hospital, drive there after having a stroke or let your child die in an ambulance while being taken to a different hospital 30 minutes away. An example of this is from York Central in Richmond Hill to Markham Stouffville.
Ratings like these can let our people know what to look for when voting in their new premier or prime minister. Come on, Ontario's hospitals aren't that great and we are supposed to have some of the best health care in the world.
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Something that's even worse, the hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area ranked the worse when it came to overall ratings. These hospitals handle the majority of Ontario's patients. As Toronto's hospitals are all large, smaller hospitals in remote regions rated the best with 3 1/2 stars.
Mike Harris has done some damage to our health care system in Ontario. But he has also done a lot of good for our province. If the nurses and other health care professionals would stop complaining and just accept the fact that they have a great job compared to most, Ontario's health care would be soaring. These ratings tell you what nurses are doing, which makes me wonder, why the hell are they complaining about their pay when they aren't doing their job very well.