Jun 16, 2020
Ontario’s healthcare system is bracing for a grey tsunami as baby boomers are increasingly relying on the province’s social and healthcare services. Overcrowding in many hospitals means that the province cannot properly accommodate all patients.
A more practical approach to tackling the issue is needed. The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) commissioned a report on the matter called ℞ to Cure Hallway Medicine: Building Targeted Housing for Ontario’s Seniors which offers solutions to the crisis. Author of the report, Michael Fenn, a senior advisor at StrategyCorp who is a former deputy minister for Ontario and founding CEO of the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network, talks about the issue with Phil Rubinoff, a builder/developer and chairman of the RCCAO board of directors.