The COA is proud to announce the launch of a public awareness, government relations and advocacy campaign called ‘Fast Track Care’, tackling surgical wait times in orthopaedics now, and as we navigate the new normal after the pandemic. You can get involved too!
#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. The initiative uses simple one step resources to empower surgeons, patients and allies to engage with provincial governments 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.
On www.fasttrackcare.ca, the #FastTrackCare Campaign offers the opportunity to automatically send an e-mail to your respective Provincial MLA and Provincial Minister of Health. This e-mail can be customized with a personal impact story and emphasizes that patients 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.