Scary health news

Hope you all had a safe and fun Halloween. In the scary news department, the heart attack our economy is going through has lead provincial bean counters to defer much needed investment in nurses and community care teams and delay the hiring of 9,000 nurses to save $50 million and delay the addition of 50 family health teams of doctors, nurses and other health professionals who deliver comprehensive medical care in one location to save $3 million. Seems like just the wrong medicine for a planet expecting a new pandemic. Perhaps even scarier is yesterday's report that hospital privacy curtains are breeding grounds for drug resistant bugs who are spread when hospital staff touch the contaminated veils and there just don't seem to be clear hospital policies about cleaning the screens. This was followed by reports today that c.diff testing is often wrong.

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