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  • Neil
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    Now it's like this....We live on an island in the middle of the North Atlantic with ok weather and an excellent standard of living with excellent salaries for dr's of all kinds....Problem is, St. John's and the province as a whole cannot compete with other major cities and provinces in Canada and states south of the border. We just can't compete. We all know it's the best place in the world to live, but not everyone knows that. Shortages are going to happen and waitlists are going to be bigger and bigger....You can offer $1 million dollar salaries, houses, cars, bonuses etc etc and you'll still have shortages and waitlists. That's life. Unless someone comes up with a time machine that we can go back to the start of the waitlist and do something about it then there is nothing that can be done....reality sucks.

  • Don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    CB if you don't like the health care that is provided here move to Alberta and suffer what these people have to put up with. After the normal wait of 6 to 8 hours a few times and our health care will look a whole lot better!!! Shortages of doctors isn't only for Newfoundland but all across this great country of ours.

  • Manuel
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Not to long ago these men stated on TV that you cant make everyone happy. Yet here they are demanding to be made happy with no give in them at all. Either meet their demands or else we start suffering. br Well as a man who has had 15 surgeries and half his right side replaced with steel i know your lies. br I had to threaten a lawsuit against 2 orthopedic surgeons in order to get proper treatment. Ive started seeking a doctor outside the province. I am now considering a lawsuit against the 2 doctors as the doctor in toronto says what was done was completely unnecessary and over kill. Now i have a steel ankle and knee that i shouldnt have. What are these doctors going to do to fix this. I suppose a huge undeserved salary increase is going to make it all better. With this money the doctors can treat you better. Are all you people that stupid to believe this. Spend the day at the Health Science and watch the doctors there and espically the nurses. If there was ever a waste of money, it is there. How many doctors do you see driving some old car, struggling to keep gas in it as most of the public does. Yet we have to pay them half a million dollars a year and more, plus all kinds of other benefits they enjoy as doctors just to keep them from holding us hostage against the government. They should be ashamed.

  • jaydee
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    Jerome Kennedy isn't going to do anything about Health Care, because Sir Danny doesn't see anything wrong with it. This from a man who can hop on a plane and get his medical care from anywhere in the world. So what does he care about the common man. As Dr Kraidshi said we are not a Third world country, even though you would think we are by the long wait lists to see specialists. We are going to be in big trouble if one of the rheumatologists that are still here decide to leave. I suffer from psoriatic arthritis and have been very grateful to be a patient of Dr Kraidshi for 5 years now. I pity the doctors work load. Some will say they are making big bucks so they should work for it. I agree but there is such a thing as overworking too. Burnout is a big problem. Come on Jerome Kennedy...open your eyes and ears and listen to what the doctors are telling you. They know more than anyone how badly the system is frayed.

  • CB
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Ok so just what is the problem with Jerome Kennedy? Why, as an elected representative of the people and Health Minister to boot, does he show such a lack of concern for these major issues facing us. ...he has eyes does he not! I know! It must be that he has not had the grand tour from the other side...the patient's side, cause if he did he may have a different perception.

  • snapping back to reality
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Manuel Clark from St.johns, Newfoundland threatening to sue doctors wouldn't give them any impetus whatsoever to treat you. That's like threatening Hickman Motors to sell you a car had they refused to do so because you were a beligerent pompous a$$ in their showroom. Now, if you could prove the doctors were discriminating against you personally for some reason, you might be able to go to the Human Rights Commission. Count your lucky stars the doctors had compassion enough not to let you waste your money. They probably sympathized with your pain and plight. Next time when you see a doctor, try not being the beligerent pompus a$$ you sound like in your comment. See what the doctors have to put up with from suffering patients day in and day out ? It's like trying to save a suffering animal which has gone haywire from suffering and pain - very difficult to deal with and provide help to when it's snapping at you. I pity the doctors. br br On another topic, 'All of the rheumatologists are in St. John's which means travel time and expense for patients, besides their long, painful wait times' demonstrates the problem with rural NL and the expectation of people in those areas who will never be satisfied unless their is a rheumatologist in each of their communities. What if the government declared that all fishing boats which take part in the various types of fishing throughout the year in NL MUST be docked at St. John's harbour ? How would you enjoy be told where you have to work ? Would you want a very big incentive to have to travel to St. John's each morning from Lewisporte to get in your bo-at and go fishing ? How would you enjoy the rest of NL giving you the gears about not moving to St. John's to take your boat out to go fishing ? If you choose to live partially isolated, then expect to live partially isolated. Why is this so hard to understand ? I don't pity those whiners. They made their bed, now they can sleep in it.

  • Neil
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    Now it's like this....We live on an island in the middle of the North Atlantic with ok weather and an excellent standard of living with excellent salaries for dr's of all kinds....Problem is, St. John's and the province as a whole cannot compete with other major cities and provinces in Canada and states south of the border. We just can't compete. We all know it's the best place in the world to live, but not everyone knows that. Shortages are going to happen and waitlists are going to be bigger and bigger....You can offer $1 million dollar salaries, houses, cars, bonuses etc etc and you'll still have shortages and waitlists. That's life. Unless someone comes up with a time machine that we can go back to the start of the waitlist and do something about it then there is nothing that can be done....reality sucks.

  • Don
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    CB if you don't like the health care that is provided here move to Alberta and suffer what these people have to put up with. After the normal wait of 6 to 8 hours a few times and our health care will look a whole lot better!!! Shortages of doctors isn't only for Newfoundland but all across this great country of ours.

  • Manuel
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    Not to long ago these men stated on TV that you cant make everyone happy. Yet here they are demanding to be made happy with no give in them at all. Either meet their demands or else we start suffering. br Well as a man who has had 15 surgeries and half his right side replaced with steel i know your lies. br I had to threaten a lawsuit against 2 orthopedic surgeons in order to get proper treatment. Ive started seeking a doctor outside the province. I am now considering a lawsuit against the 2 doctors as the doctor in toronto says what was done was completely unnecessary and over kill. Now i have a steel ankle and knee that i shouldnt have. What are these doctors going to do to fix this. I suppose a huge undeserved salary increase is going to make it all better. With this money the doctors can treat you better. Are all you people that stupid to believe this. Spend the day at the Health Science and watch the doctors there and espically the nurses. If there was ever a waste of money, it is there. How many doctors do you see driving some old car, struggling to keep gas in it as most of the public does. Yet we have to pay them half a million dollars a year and more, plus all kinds of other benefits they enjoy as doctors just to keep them from holding us hostage against the government. They should be ashamed.

  • jaydee
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    Jerome Kennedy isn't going to do anything about Health Care, because Sir Danny doesn't see anything wrong with it. This from a man who can hop on a plane and get his medical care from anywhere in the world. So what does he care about the common man. As Dr Kraidshi said we are not a Third world country, even though you would think we are by the long wait lists to see specialists. We are going to be in big trouble if one of the rheumatologists that are still here decide to leave. I suffer from psoriatic arthritis and have been very grateful to be a patient of Dr Kraidshi for 5 years now. I pity the doctors work load. Some will say they are making big bucks so they should work for it. I agree but there is such a thing as overworking too. Burnout is a big problem. Come on Jerome Kennedy...open your eyes and ears and listen to what the doctors are telling you. They know more than anyone how badly the system is frayed.

  • CB
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Ok so just what is the problem with Jerome Kennedy? Why, as an elected representative of the people and Health Minister to boot, does he show such a lack of concern for these major issues facing us. ...he has eyes does he not! I know! It must be that he has not had the grand tour from the other side...the patient's side, cause if he did he may have a different perception.

  • snapping back to reality
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    Manuel Clark from St.johns, Newfoundland threatening to sue doctors wouldn't give them any impetus whatsoever to treat you. That's like threatening Hickman Motors to sell you a car had they refused to do so because you were a beligerent pompous a$$ in their showroom. Now, if you could prove the doctors were discriminating against you personally for some reason, you might be able to go to the Human Rights Commission. Count your lucky stars the doctors had compassion enough not to let you waste your money. They probably sympathized with your pain and plight. Next time when you see a doctor, try not being the beligerent pompus a$$ you sound like in your comment. See what the doctors have to put up with from suffering patients day in and day out ? It's like trying to save a suffering animal which has gone haywire from suffering and pain - very difficult to deal with and provide help to when it's snapping at you. I pity the doctors. br br On another topic, 'All of the rheumatologists are in St. John's which means travel time and expense for patients, besides their long, painful wait times' demonstrates the problem with rural NL and the expectation of people in those areas who will never be satisfied unless their is a rheumatologist in each of their communities. What if the government declared that all fishing boats which take part in the various types of fishing throughout the year in NL MUST be docked at St. John's harbour ? How would you enjoy be told where you have to work ? Would you want a very big incentive to have to travel to St. John's each morning from Lewisporte to get in your bo-at and go fishing ? How would you enjoy the rest of NL giving you the gears about not moving to St. John's to take your boat out to go fishing ? If you choose to live partially isolated, then expect to live partially isolated. Why is this so hard to understand ? I don't pity those whiners. They made their bed, now they can sleep in it.