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FULL EPISODE: What's happening inside emergency rooms across Canada right now?
Hospitals across Canada are struggling, leading to longer wait times in emergency rooms as health-care systems face a variety of challenges, medical professionals say.
Our question this week: What's happening inside ERs across Canada right now? How are wait times affecting you?
Dr. Brian Goldman, an emergency physician in Toronto and host of CBC Radio's White Coat, Black Art, on the factors behind expanding wait times; Anne Boutilier, a licensed practical nurse in Dartmouth, N.S., shares the view from her emergency department; Dr. David Cram, a physician in Souris, Man., discusses the challenges for providing health-care services in rural parts of his province; and Isobel Mackenzie, seniors advocate for the province of British Columbia, on the challenges facing older adults in that province.
Plus, CBC's Duncan McCue answers questions about his new podcast, Kuper Island, in our Ask Me Anything.