Theresa Boyle is the Toronto Star’s health reporter. She focuses mostly on what’s happening in Ontario’s health world and is particularly interested in health policy. She has written much about long-term care and the growing health needs of seniors. She often hears from readers who have difficulty accessing long-term care for loved ones. Lately, she has been writing a lot of stories about the capacity challenge in the hospital sector, which is related to the large number of ALC patients, many of whom are awaiting placement in long-term care. In her more than 20 years at the Star, she has also worked at the paper’s Queen’s Park bureau, covering provincial politics. She has a Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern University, where she focused on health reporting.