February 2nd, 2016

Statement from NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on health care cuts in Hamilton

Today, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath (MPP Hamilton Centre) released the following statement regarding the impact of Liberal cuts at St. Joseph’s Healthcare:

“It is devastating to see the impact of the Liberal government’s cuts to health care in Hamilton. Nothing matters more to Ontarians than access to health care when we need it. In fact, every family in this city relies on our hospitals to be there when our loved ones fall sick. But, somehow, Premier Wynne has decided to cut our hospitals to the bone, instead of protecting what matters most. The Liberal government’s four-year freeze on hospital funding is pushing St. Joe’s to make deep cuts to frontline care and eliminate 136 jobs. There’s no doubt that laying off frontline health care workers, including registered nurses, will impact patients and their families. It’s completely unacceptable for a government to be this out-of-touch with the needs of Hamiltonians. New Democrats will hold the Liberals responsible for cuts to health care in Hamilton and right across Ontario.”