OTTAWA, ON, March 15, 2021 /CNW/ – A nationwide ballot carried out in January 2021 discovered 66% of these with continual illness and main sickness have confronted some stage of issue in accessing care and remedy for his or her sickness because the starting of the pandemic. Whereas diagnostic, screening and remedy delays are worsening Canadians’ bodily well being outcomes with continual illness, knowledge recommend that it is usually deteriorating their psychological well being and that of their caregivers.
In consequence, one in three (34%) have turned to help applications and providers (outdoors the healthcare system) that they didn’t use previous to the pandemic and are relying extra on intermediate providers, like these provided by well being charities as they await remedy. 64% stated they’re more likely to entry extra well being charities providers even after the pandemic is over.
In response to the findings, Eileen Dooley, CEO of HealthPartners, says, “We all know that 87% of Canadians are more likely to be affected by a number of continual ailments or main sicknesses all through their lifetime. The impression of COVID-19 on these Canadians – and their households and caregivers – can’t be understated. The specter of the virus itself, coupled with difficulties in accessing providers, diagnoses, and helps – on the similar time that well being charities have seen main losses in funding – is contributing to vital challenges to Canadians dwelling with continual illness and their caregivers.”
“Canadians overwhelmingly see well being charities as a great associate for a collaborative answer,” stated David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Information. “Ninety-one per-cent of Canadians need to see the federal authorities work with well being charities to assist navigate and remedy the fast strains on the healthcare system brought on by delays to remedies and providers.”
HealthPartners and its member charities are calling on the federal government of Canada to make sure that Canadians dwelling with continual illness – and their caregivers – have the help they want in the course of the disaster and past. The organisation can be calling upon Canadians to help these they love by supporting their #HealthChampionsCan initiative.
Extra info on the findings of the report, and the #HealthChampionsCan marketing campaign and the general public opinion analysis might be discovered on-line at: www.healthchampionscan.ca
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For additional info: Media Contact: Ian Royer, Director of Advertising and marketing & Communications, HealthPartners, 647-249-1675 | [email protected]; Oksana Kishchuk, Marketing consultant, Abacus Information, 613-406-3341 | [email protected]