10 Reasons Why Brampton City Council was correct to declare a healthcare emergency!

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1) In the current model, Brampton receives almost $1000 less in funding per person than the provincial average. Provincial average -$1907/person. Brampton -$936 per person

2) Brampton has about 55% fewer hospital beds per person than the provincial average. Provincial average –2.19 beds/1000 people. Brampton –0.96 beds/1000 people

3) The Emergency Department at Brampton Civic Hospital was built to accomodate 90,000 visits per year. Actual visits exceed 138,000 per year.

4) The Urgent Care Centre at Peel Memorial was funded for just over 10,000 visits per year. Actual visits exceed 75,000 per year.

5) Brampton receives $39-$60 less per person in community healthcare services funding than the provincial average. These services include home and community care, and community mental health and addictions. Brampton residents receive 136 fewer community care home visits than the provincial average

6) Brampton residents with access to a primary care provider is 13% lower than the provincial average A Growing City with Growing Healthcare Concerns

7) The Region of Peel has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ontario at 16% compared to the provincial average of 13%

8)There has been a 73% increase in emergency department visits for mental health and substance abuse diagnosis in Brampton since 2011

9) Brampton has the highest projected prevalence of dementia in the province between 2015 and 2015 at 66% compared to the provincial average of 29%

10) Brampton is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities, currently around 650,000 people, projected to grow to near 900,000 by 2040. Brampton has the province’s highest projected population growth between 2015 and 2025. The healthcare crisis is only going to get worse given growth rates.

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Surjit Singh Flora
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