Health Care in Toronto, Canada

Component of health care surveyedSatisfaction %
Skill and competency of medical staff
75.88 High
Speed in completing examination and reports
65.18 High
Equipment for modern diagnosis and treatment
84.68 Very High
Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports
78.85 High
Friendliness and courtesy of the staff
75.95 High
Satisfaction with responsiveness (waitings) in medical institutions
50.42 Moderate
Satisfaction with cost to you
85.22 Very High
Convenience of location for you
82.45 Very High

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Last update: November 2020

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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5 Comments so far
Anonymoose on Jun 18, 2019:
Speak up people: I had a doctor who told me, we will call you if there is something wrong. They didn't, I was harassed out of my job due to a serious condition, and every time I went to the ER, they would try to send me to the dentist after 10 hours wait, so they would not have to deal with me.
Healthcare Person on Sep 10, 2018:
We have a system that is overloaded, and yet there are budget cuts and pushing for an ever increasing population. The screams that you hear in the ER are something that should not take place in a city that calls itself "world class". I believe politicians should pay additional taxes every time they get their healthcare outside of the country, since they are making all the wrong calls. Now with the new government, I don't think a buck-a-beer will be a good substitute for medication for ontarians in need.
Benny Pang on Aug 28, 2017:
I am very satisfied with my recent appendectomy operation in Toronto General Hospital. However, the wait from entering the emergency department to getting into the operation room was 24 hours. I was told that was because it was during the weekend. Anyway, I am safe and well now. On the hand, just a few months earlier, I had a retinal detachment emergency, also during the weekend. The emergency ophthalmology department team of St Michael Hospital was fast and efficient and I was operated on within hours of calling the hospital. Of course, both times was zero cost to me under the public OHIP system.
jfroth on Jan 16, 2017:
Wait times for minor surgery like cataracts is long. Waited eighteen months to have surgery in a hospital setting but most cataract surgeries are being done in "MacDonald Style Facilities". In and out in two hours. I had a major brain injury from a fall in June of 2014 and needed the eye surgery over the spot where I had the brain surgery. I did not want to go to a fast clinic in a shopping center. I had spent four months in Sunnybrook Medical Center in Toronto and at Bridgepoint Medical in 2014. I nearly died many times and to go to a fast clinic to even have minor eye surgery made me very questioning of the new system. I winter in Florida and after waiting a year and a half for surgery in Toronto I had the eye surgery done on December 19th, 2016 in Palm Beach Gardens Florida in a hospital setting in a special eye hospital. The Doctor was so so amazing and in fact my wife is going to have both eyes done down here in February and March, 2017. Granted one has to pay for this service but at least it is done in a proper manner. By the way for your information 30% of this Doctor's patients are Canadians who are not getting proper treatment at home in Canada.
Our family doctor gives us 7 minutes of his time and calls his appointment a physical. My wife had a physical at a former Canadian Doctor's office here last week. For $175 she had the best physical she even had in her life and she is 70 years of age. Blood work was performed in a lab in the medical building by appointment booked in advance on the computer. The results where in our doctor's office 48 hours later. The doctor booked off one half hour for her visit and his assistant took an electrocardiograph and updated her medicines on the computer even before the doctor walked in to see her and gave her a full check up. She left his office with a full set of reports and highlights of items that needed attention. In her case her sugar was a little high so he adjusted her metformin medication. She left his office feeling well looked after and not treated like a 70 year old patient. By the way she has had cancer three times in her life and when she goes to a doctor she want to know that she do not have a re-occurance. The Canadian health care is a sham and since she is still working at the age of 70. We have paid into health care for many many years. I after my fall had to give up practice as a prominent architect in Toronto and I am thankful to be alive but to have to wait for cataract surgery for over a year in Toronto is a crime. I now needs a knee replacement and would not trust the doctors in Toronto to do surgery. It will be done down in Palm Beach Florida where the doctors are compassionate and have time for patients - even people over 70 years of age.
Julio Alvarez on Dec 07, 2016:
I believe that the system is no perfect but work pretty good. Emergency services is over load, I guess that the general population is not well educated to understand what is emergency services, The public need to get better info first. May be help too, the creation of small towns clinics with basics emergency services. I saw that, in different countries and work well.(electrocardiograms, X-Rays, Ultrasounds, Faster Blood tests, Faster diagnostic and referrals.)