From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:
CBC drama on Canada’s health-care system is scary and uplifting
Keeping Canada AliveÂ (Sunday, CBC 9 p.m.) is a new six-part factual series that is breathtaking in its scope â€“ 60 camera crews shooting in 24 cities across 10 provinces and one territory in a single 24-hour period last May to capture how our hospitals and other medical facilities work. One day only, but the show points out that on an average day in Canada, 700 people die and another 1,000 are born. Continue reading.
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Keeping Canada Alive interests me a great deal because I work in healthcare, as a nursing assistant for the both the Home Care and Longterm Care departments of my local health region in Saskatchewan, the health region with the highest proportion of seniors in Canada. With the cuts increasing while the babyboomer population, with considerably more health problems than the generation before it, are in their 60s and 70s, I’m really worried what direction our country will be going in. Anyone who has watched a certain W5 episode on longterm care should know that the situations within are common and worsening. Just this past month, the health region cut nursing hours across the bored, while at the same time, the nursing staff to resident/patient ratio is already at a critical number.
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