Southlake Regional Health Centre Closing Arthritis Clinic

The Southlake Regional Health Centre has announced they are closing The Arthritis Program (TAP) in January 2021. Journalists following the news have pointed out the short-sightedness in this decision. From Pamela Fayerman: 
“The public has recently been alerted to the fact that nearly 100 registered nurses will be laid off and replaced with 81 other health providers like less-educated practical nurses. This, despite the fact that it currently has hundreds of nursing vacancies and job postings for nurses…
Welcome to the perplexing, inherently contradictory world of Canadian hospitals where ill-advised decisions are made because of inadequate budgets and government underfunding.”

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