Wednesday House Call November 4, 2015
Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week.
1) Another big hockey injury.
Connor McDavid was injured in the Edmonton Oilers’ game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night and will be out “long-term” according to coach Todd McLellan.
The 18-year-old phenom slammed into the end boards under the weight of Flyers’ defencemen Brandon Manning and Michael Del Zotto late in the second period. When he got up, he had his right hand on his left shoulder, which could also indicate a collarbone injury.
Video of injury here:
sports/hockey/nhl/edmonton- oilers/oilers-connor-mcdavid- leaves-game-with-injury
2) Autism wait times. What’s been your experience in your practice trying to get government funded autism treatment or support?
queenspark/2015/11/03/autism- therapy-wait-list-swells-to- more-than-16000-kids.html
3) Youth mental health wait times skyrocket at CHEO & Royal Ottawa.
Mental health emergency visits to CHEO have skyrocketed by 75 per cent since 2009-2010 and outpatient referrals received at the hospital have fluctuated since then, but have increased 42 from five years ago, according to the 2014-205 report.
ottawa/2015/10/29/cheo-and- the-royal-launch-new-mental- health-strategy.html