NDP leader speaks out on Long-term Care Panel ex­ten­sion

Tri-County Vanguard - - NEWS -

NDP Leader Gary Bur­rill made the fol­low­ing state­ment last week in re­sponse to the Lib­eral gov­ern­ment’s an­nounce­ment that plans to deal with long-term care is­sues won’t be an­nounced un­til 2019:

“The McNeil Lib­er­als con­tinue to drag their heels on pro­vid­ing solutions to the is­sues with longterm care. This past sum­mer we heard about the need for im­prove­ments to ad­dress bed­sores. The gov­ern­ment’s re­sponse was an ex­pert panel whose rec­om­men­da­tions we look for­ward to see­ing.

“Dur­ing their five years in power the Lib­er­als have cut $5 mil­lion from nurs­ing homes. Restor­ing that fund­ing and mov­ing for­ward on a plan to in­crease staffing lev­els would make a real dif­fer­ence now for the peo­ple who need it.”

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