Christine Elliott and Doug Ford from the article How to end hallway medicine, Part 3: Doug Ford’s plan is a start, but it’s not the solution
ANALYSIS: The premier has promised to create 15,000 new long-term-care beds to ease the strain on Ontario’s overcrowded hospitals. But it will take more than that to solve our health-care crisis.  
an elderly woman with a walker in a care home from the article How to end hallway medicine, Part 2: Solving the long-term-care crunch
ANALYSIS: Every day, thousands of Ontarians occupy beds they don’t need because the beds they do need are already occupied by other patients — and the problem is most acute when it comes to long-term care.  
Steve Clark from the article Can the Tories rebuild their relationship with municipalities?
OPINION: A year of rapid, large-scale policy changes from Queen’s Park has many local officials feeling the strain. Here’s how the Tories could start mending fences.
a bed in a hospital hallway from the article How to end hallway medicine, Part 1: Understanding the crisis
ANALYSIS: Ontario hospitals don’t have enough beds, and patients often end up on stretchers in hallways — sometimes for days. So who’s to blame?

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