A study conducted by SecondStreet.org indicates that in 2022–23, a five-year high of 17,032 Canadian patients died while waiting for medical procedures, some of which could have saved lives.
In a recent Hub Dialogues this week, Rudyard Griffiths and Sean Speer unpacked The Hub’s progress in this past year, highlighted how the site has grown, and discussed what The Hub has in store for the future. Here are three key insights from their discussion.
Inside the movement to promote hospice care as a cost-effective alternative to overcrowded hospitals
In their 2023 Hunter Prize submission “CARES: Canada’s Action for Resilient End-of-Life Services,” Krish Bilimoria and Matthew Yau, both physicians, and Samuel Wu, founder and CEO of healthtech startup Sabba Health, emphasize the need for a shift towards hospice care as a more cost-effective and compassionate alternative to hospital care.
Andrew Coyne joined Hub Dialogues to discuss the importance of making a reader’s experience with news worthwhile, how perceived political biases are diminishing trust in the industry, and how the only certainty the industry can count on is that news will look different in the future.
Expanding home-based options for long-term care could save the system money and increase patient satisfaction, experts argue
Canada’s hospitals are increasingly overburdened, with too many patients and too few rooms and staff to keep up with demand. Similar challenges are being faced in the long-term care (LTC) system. Could a different approach to LTC help to tackle both problems?
As the world meets in Dubai for the COP28 climate conference, it’s become increasingly unclear if Canada will be able to achieve its own emission reduction targets. The national consensus around the carbon tax is collapsing.
Legislation criminalizing ‘residential school denialism’ unlikely to survive constitutional challenge, legal scholars say
On November 26, the Canadian Press reported that Justice Minister Arif Virani was considering options for the criminalization of residential school denialism, a move first looked into by his predecessor, David Lametti.
The future of news will be ‘quite a mix’ of diverse models: Three key insights from Martin Baron’s Hub Dialogue
In a recent Hub Dialogues, The Hub’s editor-at-large, Sean Speer, spoke with Former Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron. Their discussion touched on a range of topics related to the current state of the news industry, including how journalism can adapt and thrive in the digital age. Here are three key insights from their conversation.
Jennifer Zwicker, the director of social policy and health and associate professor at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, says Canadian health care needs a centralized, digital, interprovincial system that processes data across Canada and coordinates referrals to specialists.
On November 29, the federal government announced an agreement with Google that will see the Big Tech firm make annual payments of $100 million to Canadian news organizations to support the production of journalistic content.