Long-term Care Bed ShortagePublished on
Calling for more Long-Term Care Beds and Better Hospital Funding
Last March, the wait-list for long-term-care beds in Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock was 1,800. That number is now over 2,000. That’s more than a 10% increase of people on the wait list in less than a year.
These are real people - mothers and fathers - on wait-lists in an area that already has the highest ratio of need to available beds in the entire province. People are dying while waiting for the care they need. This is unacceptable and I have been pushing the government to fix this problem.
We also need better funding for our smaller, local hospitals, which are overflowing and facing increased wait times for surgery, specialists and home care. We shouldn’t be forcing people to drive long distances to the city for surgeries because the government has mismanaged the system.
I promise that I will keep fighting to bring more long-term care beds and better health care services to our community.
Click below to watch my most recent question about the long-term bed crisis in the Legislature: