Crowding and Closures

UPDATE: Provincial Ministers of Health Meeting – October 11, 2023

Following up with the crucial meeting with the Deputy Ministers of Health in Toronto on September 12th, 2023, CAEP continued its mission by attending another vital meeting with the Ministers of Health in Prince Edward Island (PEI) on October 11th, 2023. This meeting provided an opportunity to further engage with provincial decision-makers, share insights, and propose solutions to the unique healthcare challenges faced across Canada.

Deputy Ministers Meeting

CAEP presented before the Deputy Ministers of Health in Toronto on September 12th, addressing the pressing challenges faced by emergency departments. Our presentation centered on the concept of establishing a nationwide forum, fostering the exploration and adoption of concrete solutions across all provinces. It was a positive meeting and we are hopeful to move forward together.

As the leaves turn and the days grow shorter, we find ourselves in the midst of fall, yet our mission remains as vital as ever: shedding light on the persistent issue of Emergency Department (ED) crowding and closures across Canada. The crisis now continues beyond summer. With unwavering passion and determination, the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) extends its invitation to you—our members and the general public—to join us in raising awareness and advocating for change as we transition into the autumn season.

During a time traditionally associated with returning to routine, it is crucial not to overlook the ongoing challenges faced by our nation’s EDs. These overcrowded departments and unfortunate unplanned closures continue to impede the delivery of timely and quality care, affecting patients during their most vulnerable moments. The time has come to take a stand, to be the agents of change, and to ensure that no Canadian is left without the urgent medical attention they require.

Throughout the fall season, we will continue to empower our members and their communities, striving to engage policymakers in addressing the root causes of this crisis. Together, we will advocate for sustainable solutions that alleviate ED crowding and proactively prevent closures, thus ensuring equitable access to emergency care for all Canadians regardless of postal code.

This autumn, let us generate waves of change that resonate across the nation. Join CAEP as we persevere in the fight to restore the strength and resilience of our Emergency Departments, safeguarding the health and well-being of our fellow citizens. Together, we can build a healthcare system that caters to the needs of every Canadian, even in the face of adversity.

Stand with us, dive into action, and take a stand for improved emergency care. Together, we can alter the course for Emergency Medicine care!

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Christina Bova
Director Member Engagement & Advocacy
Cell: 613-793-0926 Royal CBD Royal CBD Creams