Perry Bhaskaran

I began my ER nursing career in Ontario. Burnout and low pay led me to leave for the U.S.

"It felt like the message in Ontario was that by virtue of being nurses, this is the sort of treatment we signed up for."
Sign indicating the emergency entrance at the CHUM hospital in Montreal, Que., Jan. 7, 2022. (Mario Beauregard/Canadian Press)

Canada doesn’t have the hospital capacity it needs

Politics Insider for Jan. 10: How the U.S. health care system stacks up to Canada’s; Canada is updating its approaches to China and Russia; and Quebec’s liquor store vaccination policy seems to be working
Ambulance workers IN Montreal transport a patient to the emergency room as hospitalizations continue to rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jan. 5, 2022 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

Omicron is wreaking havoc in Canadian hospitals

Politics Insider for Jan. 7: Canada is in for a COVID slog; Erin O’Toole speaks up for the unvaccinated; and Jagmeet Singh’s new baby
A nurse is helping her partner tie up the PPE coat in ICU

ICUs in Alberta are drowning, say doctors. ’I’ve never had this happen in all my years of practice.’

Hospitals in Calgary are running out of space and there are also concerns about having enough staff—and enough oxygen—to treat patients
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The end of Tim Hortons on hospital grounds?

The war on obesity is going to hospital cafeterias, in a movement that could mean more tofu and no treats for patients and their families
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Conflicting flu shot rules confuse B.C. heath-care workers

Mandatory immunization rules present a challenge
The world beaters

The Manning Awards: how four Canadian inventors became market-leaders

This year’s winners created a homegrown, breakthrough product
When your doctor is an addict

When your doctor is an addict

Many drugs they prescribe end up in their own system

Why the markets can’t run hospitals

The evidence overwhelmingly shows that public care is better-quality–and cheaper
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On noisy hospitals and ‘alarm fatigue’

How all those bells interfere with sleep and healing