Let­ter to the ed­i­tor... Fact or Fic­tion?

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - OPINION - Ed­i­tor:

Our Health Min­is­ter, Jim Reiter, con­tin­ues to speak pub­licly about the ad­di­tional peo­ple hired in our health care sys­tem un­der his watch.

This would lend us to be­lieve that Saskatchew­an peo­ple are re­ceiv­ing more health care ser­vices, right?

He clearly is not pay­ing at­ten­tion to the Saskatchew­an Health Au­thor­ity (SHA) data that was made avail­able on June 26, 2020.

In the last five years, the hours of work done by home care work­ers has de­clined by 8%.

This means clients in need of home care have to pay out-of-pocket or look else­where for as­sis­tance.

When will our Min­is­ter of Health re­al­ize that he can­not af­ford to con­tinue to ig­nore the facts?

As a health care provider, I am be­gin­ning to won­der if these fic­tions are pur­pose­ful or whether his head is just not in the game.

The pub­lic needs to un­der­stand his rose-coloured nar­ra­tives are just that; to­gether, we need to de­mand trans­parency and ac­count­abil­ity from our gov­ern­ment.

Our in­vi­ta­tion still stands Mr. Reiter: come and walk a day in our shoes so you ac­tu­ally see what’s re­ally go­ing on. Jan­ice Platzke

Trea­surer, SEIU-West

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