Kelly Grant, The Globe and Mail

Kelly Grant

The Globe and Mail

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Kelly:

World’s most premature twins celebrate their first birthdays

The little Canadians now hold the Guinness World Record for the most premature twins to have survived to age 1 → Read More

World’s most premature twins celebrate their first birthdays

Adiah and Adrial Nadarajah were born at a Toronto hospital 126 days early, when their mother was exactly 22 weeks into her pregnancy → Read More

New drug to treat cystic fibrosis is giving people the chance to consider new futures

New cystic fibrosis drug Trikafta is giving people with the disease longer, healthier lives and the chance to have and raise children → Read More

Spread of tuberculosis in Baffin Island hamlet the largest reported in Nunavut since 2018

The Nunavut Department of Health announced on Monday that a total of 206 cases have been identified in the community since January, 2021, an increase of 22 since the last public update → Read More

Uncovering the real numbers behind who in Ontario lacks access to a family doctor

Number of Ontarians without a family doctor rose significantly during the first two years of the pandemic as access to primary care is deteriorating in Canada’s most populous province → Read More

Trudeau’s offer won’t bring fundamental change that health care needs, leaders say

Some physicians, nurses and hospital executives turn their attention to the details of the bilateral health funding deals that Justin Trudeau’s government has promised to negotiate with provinces and territories → Read More

Canada promised to fix health care almost 20 years ago. It’s looking to get things right once more

This new deal, advocates say, must recognize that the system requires a fundamental overhaul, not small or short-term fixes → Read More

How a dearth of dental services in Nunavut is leaving many children to suffer in pain

Tooth decay is an enduring problem in Inuit communities, but the longer-than-usual line for children’s dental surgery in Nunavut is another example of the COVID-19 pandemic making a bad situation worse → Read More

What the rest of the country can learn from Ontario’s family doctor payment model

The Family Health Team model is widely considered by health-system experts to be the best way to deliver primary care, especially for those with multiple complex medical conditions → Read More

How lack of birthing services, local care for mothers are hurting women in Nunavut

Iqaluit is the only place in the territory where Nunavut women are allowed to give birth outside of emergency circumstances, forcing many mothers to make the choice to travel south – far away from home – to access birthing services → Read More

How Inuit dialysis patients and a Winnipeg doctor made a breakthrough for renal care in Nunavut

Madeline Manitok once faced a stark choice: Get treatment in distant Winnipeg for the rest of her life, or go without it at home. Here’s how health officials got her, and others in her situation, a better option → Read More

Children’s hospitals across the country coping with staffing issues as flu cases soar

The soaring number of flu cases is having a cascading effect on a pediatric health system that was already struggling with pandemic-related staffing shortfalls and a surge of RSV → Read More

How an Inuit factory producing modular homes aims to ease Nunavut’s housing shortage

In Arviat, a facility set to open in 2025 would put Inuit tradespeople to work building modular units tailored to the North’s needs → Read More

Executive director of Inuit counselling program in Nunavut charged with sexual assault

RCMP charged Malcolm Ranta from the Ilisaqsivik Society, an organization that oversees Our Life’s Journey, a counsellor training program delivered in Inuktitut → Read More

Canada has more family doctors than ever. Why is it so hard to see them?

Primary care is getting less accessible and involves longer waiting times, a Globe analysis has found. For health officials hoping to change that, a big obstacle is the lack of data about where physicians are working and where the shortages are → Read More

Tuberculosis cases more than doubled in Nunavut in 2021

Active infections in 2021 increased by 77, but officials are holding back data from some communities → Read More

Nunavut commits to greater transparency on tuberculosis outbreaks, but won’t make figures public

Nunavut’s government divulged numbers on outbreak in Pangnirtung only after The Globe and Mail reported on it and the hamlet’s mayor argued for transparency → Read More

Fewer nurses willing to work in long-term care, new report says

Canadian Institute for Health Information’s annual report on the health work force also found that front-line professionals, including nurses, logged an unprecedented amount of overtime during the pandemic → Read More

Almost 20 per cent of Toronto doctors are considering closing their practice in the next five years

Of 439 family physicians in Toronto who answered a survey question about their plans for the future, 77, or 17.5 per cent, said they were thinking of winding down their practice → Read More

Manitoba reverses policy on ICU care for Nunavut children

Manitoba reopens its only pediatric intensive-care unit to patients from Nunavut, changing course a day after a Globe and Mail article highlighted the hardship faced by young patients in Nunavut and their families → Read More