A healthcare system left floundering

My husband was hospitalized twice about four years ago. During the most recent of the two admissions, while confined to bed, his IV antibiotic bags were twice found not to be running at all. There were many other issues.

Nurses overworked? RPN’s not educated to hang IV meds properly? I don’t know the answers but as a RN (retired but with many years critical care experience) I felt very sad to see that the quality of care was so inconsistent.

In a political situation where it is silently known that the majority of hospital budgets go to administration costs and the remainder to the actual delivery of care, it isn’t rocket science to understand why our health care situation in Ontario is floundering.