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Breaking down the health impacts of climate change

The World Health Organization has identified climate change as the single biggest health threat facing humanity. OMA President Dr. Andrew Park talks about how health-care professionals are trying to respond to health harms caused by extreme weather events.

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The London Free Press

London ER doc's message to municipal leaders

Dr. Andrew Park said improving the province’s health-care system needs to begin by recruiting and training more doctors while improving working conditions for the ones already seeing patients.

CBC Ontario Morning

An ER doctor talks about the crisis facing our health-care system

Our health-care system is sick. And its workers burned out. An ER doctor and president of the Ontario Medical Association has a dire warning for city mayors and politicians.

Barrhaven Independent

MPP Lisa MacLeod speaks with OMA President to discuss Dr. shortage

Nepean, Ont., MPP Lisa MacLeod met with Ontario Medial Association President Dr. Andrew Park to discuss issues facing her Nepean riding as well as the Province of Ontario.

More Ontario patients choosing to see their doctors in person

More Ontario health patients are opting to see their doctors face-to-face rather than virtually, over the phone or through a computer screen.

A doctor tends to a patient in a hospital bed
CTV News

Shortage of anesthesiologists contributing to surgical backlog

Canada’s surgical backlog cannot be cleared without enough anesthesiologists, according to the former chair of Ontario’s Anesthesiologists, which represents the province's nearly 1,500 practising anesthesiologists.


How big are the cracks in the health-care system?

Nearly 80 per cent of Ontarians believe that health care across the province is in a state of crisis, according to a new poll conducted by Environics Research. We asked Dr. Andrew Park, how big are these cracks in the health-care system?

A doctor leans against a doorway in a hospital hallway containing a gurney
The Toronto Star

A shortage of these experts resulting in cancelled surgeries, doctors say

Ontario’s Anesthesiologists is calling on the government to collect better data on hospital staffing needs and provide more funding for anesthesia care teams to prevent further OR closures.

CBC Listen

OMA says Ontario needs to address shortage of anesthesiologists

Ontario is experiencing an anesthesiologist shortage and experts say the government needs to act now. Dr. Rohit Kumar is the anesthesiologist chair with the Ontario Medical Association and explains the situation.

Two doctors meeting with professional while reading medical documents in the hospital.
The Globe and Mail

Canada has a doctor shortage. But if governments wanted, we could have a surplus

Canada has a shortage of doctors, and it’s not temporary. Several million people do not have a family doctor or regular health clinic. What does Canada need? To replace this shortage with a surplus.