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"However, I want to say that because of this kick in the gut, I am resolved to never, ever, ever let this happen again, and we are taking significant steps." Dr. Jack Kitts told CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning Monday the contracts scandal has "shattered" him, and that he thinks about its effect on how people perceive the hospital.


Lessons from a scandal; ORNGE affair has shaken the confidence of citizens who expect tax dollars to be treated with respect by Michael Decter

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Doctors need to examine biases they may have against indigenous patients, report says

Canada’s largest Catholic archdiocese mobilizing against assisted-dying law

Toronto hospital admits error after being confronted by parents of dead infant

A lost daughter, hospital secrecy and a grieving family’s quest for answers: the first of a series about how hospitals handle adverse medical event investigations

CMA Journal risks losing more credibility

B.C. $250 million over budget on health computer project, NDP says

B.C. health minister denies IT mega-project is over budget

Nova Scotia government spends $115K mailing apology letters to seniors

Shut down Saskatoon pay-for-plasma blood clinic, NDP urges health minister

New Study Reveals Ontario’s High-Cost Healthcare Users

Rexall pharmacy chain sold to U.S. health firm McKesson in $3B deal

Government of Canada supports new eHealth research projects to empower patients and enable better healthcare

LifeLabs to close 15 patient service centres

Quebec health-care union rejects contract deal

Cost of Eastern Health surgery cancellations rises to $2.7 million

Orthopedic surgeons refused to do surgeries this week, Eastern Health concedes

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