We still lag behind, says writer
During the Sept. 28 leaders’ debate, I kept wishing that PC Leader Kathy Dunderdale would spend more time on publicly accessible homecare for our seniors; persons with disabilities and those with chronic health conditions; pharma- care and assistive devices.
Also, Dunderdale should have mention e d the state of our province’s mental health care system. Many people have long wait times to see a psychiatrist.
Dunderdale’s PCs spend millions and millions of dollars on all these strategies: poverty reduction; longterm and community care; public housing and mental health, but only a small portion of the recommendations are carried out. They talk the talk, but there is very little action.
Many of our health care programs are still behind the rest of the country. Edward Sawdon writes from