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In a report last week, Ontario’s fiscal watchdog said the province’s health care spending is not keeping pace with the demands of a growing and aging population. And across the province, chronic hospital bed shortages and backlog have been deemed a “crisis” by both politicians and clinicians.

To better understand the issues facing Ontario hospitals, CBC Toronto spent an evening in Brampton Civic Hospital’s emergency department — one of the busiest in Ontario.

This is the first story in Prescription for Change, our new series on Ontario’s health care challenges.

Full article at: CBC News