André

Picard

Award Winning Author and Journalist, Health Columnist, The Globe and Mail

New Book – March 2, 2021

It took the coronavirus pandemic to open our eyes to the deplorable state of so many of the nation”s long-term care homes: the inhumane conditions, overworked and underpaid staff, and lack of oversight. In this timely new book, esteemed health reporter André Picard reveals the full extent of the crisis in eldercare, and offers an urgently needed prescription to fix a broken system.

In Neglected No More, André Picard takes a hard look at how we came to embrace mass institutionalization, and lays out what can and must be done to improve the state of care for our elders, a highly vulnerable population with complex needs and little ability to advocate for themselves.

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Crisis in Care: 6.5 million Canadians don't have a primary care provider. A public forum on the crisis in primary care and how to resolve the shortage of family doctors, hosted by @mattgallowaycbc https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-63/clip/15964728 via @TheCurrentCBC

Sitting in for Matt on @TheCurrentCBC today, to continue the conversation about the health care crisis.

The federal Minister of Health joins us to explain his health care proposal + @picardonhealth to make sense of the eye-popping numbers & what it means for you and your health.

Tuesday’s meeting of Canada’s top leaders was little more than a gathering of pencil-pushing accountants, each trying to burnish their bottom line. Where is the “vision” and real reform required to get medicare back on track? By @picardonhealth #cdnhealth https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-lots-of-numbers-little-imagination-the-federal-funding-deal-wont-fix/

Can't say it better than @picardonhealth "What we need from our leaders is some true leadership, for example a firm commitment that every Canadian will have ready access to a primary care provider... an initiative we could cost out, invest in & measure its progress in real time." https://twitter.com/picardonhealth/status/1623107181485690880

André Picard @picardonhealth

Lots of numbers, little imagination: The $196.1-billion federal funding deal won’t fix health care, by @picardonhealth via ⁦@GlobeDebate⁩ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-lots-of-numbers-little-imagination-the-federal-funding-deal-wont-fix/

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