Wait times in emergency rooms are only going to get longer without drastic action.
The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians’, Allan Drummond, says ER wait times are result of too few hospital beds.
He says that means governments need to commit to more health spending, and they need to do it now.
“With an aging population, this problem is only going to get worse,” Drummond tells 680 CJOB.
He says it would help to find nursing home space for hospital patients who don’t need to be there.