Accord ‘shrouded in secrecy’
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.