Saturday, August 18, 2007
They're Canadian, but there was no room in the NICU's of all of Canada, so their parents traveled 300 miles to give birth here:
A medical team and space for the babies had been organised for the Jepp family at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary but several other babies were born unexpectedly early, filling the neonatal intensive care unit.
Health officials said they checked every other neonatal intensive care unit in Canada but none had space.
Makes one wonder how many neonatal intensive care units there are in Canada.
UPDATE: The answer is in the comments. Thanks!
UPDATE II: A Canadian perspective.
posted by Sydney on 8/18/2007 08:38:00 PM 3 comments
That is sad.
By 1:08 AM, at
For the stats about pediatricians in the comment above, it's important to note that in Canada pediatricians act almost always as specialists rather than primary care docs as they do in the US. It makes sense, then, that there would be far fewer pediatricians in Canada than in the US.
By 10:53 PM, at
Interesting, as that's not exactly what most pediatricians I know who've moved from Canada to practice have said.
By 8:05 PM, at