Ontario hospital overcrowding worse, but health-care report has some good news

More patients are occupying hospital beds while waiting to receive care elsewhere — the equivalent of more than 10 large, 400-bed hospitals filled to capacity — every day.

“One of the things we’re seeing is hospital overcrowding and how it’s both a symptom and a source of cascading pressures throughout the system,” said Anna Greenberg, interim CEO of Health Quality Ontario.

The report also found patients are waiting longer to access long-term care, assisted living and home care, from both the hospital and the community.