Ac­cord ‘shrouded in se­crecy’

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

Op­po­si­tion se­niors critic Dar­lene Comp­ton wants to know how and when new fed­eral health ac­cord fund­ing will be used to im­prove home care ser­vices for Is­landers.

Comp­ton, the MLA for Belfast-Mur­ray River, is call­ing on the MacLauch­lan gov­ern­ment to share de­tails.

“Home care is an im­por­tant health ser­vice for Is­landers, es­pe­cially with our high pop­u­la­tion of se­niors,’’ she says.

“It helps peo­ple who are deal­ing with chronic ill­ness be able to live in­de­pen­dently longer. It also helps peo­ple recovering at home from med­i­cal treat­ments and those on wait­ing lists for place­ment in long-term care.’’

Comp­ton says the Lib­eral gov­ern­ment signed on to the Health Ac­cord in Jan­uary, but no de­tails have been re­leased.

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