Frustrated with Long Wait Times? Take Action!
It’s time we use our collective voice to speak up so we can tackle surgical wait times now, and as we navigate the new normal after the pandemic.
The new #FastTrackCare campaign offers the opportunity to automatically send an e-mail to your respective Provincial MPP/MLA and Provincial Minister of Health on www.fasttrackcare.ca to:
- bring awareness to orthopaedic wait lists further exacerbated by COVID-19
- remove the misconception that ‘elective’ orthopaedic procedures are optional or lifestyle surgeries
- advocate for the prioritization of orthopaedic procedures amid the pandemic, and emphasize that Canada has the human resource capacity to ramp up procedures
#FastTrackCare was developed by Mobilize Canada, a coalition made up of the COA, the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, and the orthopaedic industry members of Medtech Canada.
Through this simple process on www.fasttrackcare.ca, you can customize the email with your own personal impact story as a surgeon or patient, and emphasize that Canadians are waiting in pain for restorative procedures that are now further delayed by the pandemic. These are tools that allow your voice to be heard.