Statement from France Gélinas, Ontario NDP Health and Long-Term Care Critic, on Liberal Healthcare Cuts

Sudbury – France Gélinas, Ontario NDP Health and Long-Term Care Critic, issued the following statement.

“Kathleen Wynne promised that she would not cut healthcare. But as families, frontline workers and healthcare experts from across the province are calling for a minimum standard of care for seniors in long-term care, the Wexford long-term care home is cutting back hours of care. This is a healthcare cut. Plain and simple.

This unconscionable decision comes only 13 months after a Wexford resident was beaten to death by another resident with dementia. Ontario’s growing ranks of seniors need more care and assistance, not more isolation and safety risks.”