A local NDP MPP isn’t convinced the Ford government is fixing overcrowding in Ontario’s hospitals.
The PCs recently declared they’d ended what they call hallway medicine, but Judith Monteith-Farrell argues they’re trying to sweep the issue under the rug without addressing it.
“The new spin is that they’re saying it’s going to be over because they’re creating new long-term beds and spaces,” she says. “We all know there’s not enough of those to stop a crisis, and there’s also other pieces to that puzzle.”
She doesn’t believe the PCs’ claims they’re ending hallway medicine by creating 6,000 new long-term care beds.
“Those aren’t being created, and they’re also not willing to look at other solutions like opening another hospital in certain areas,” Monteith-Farrell argues.
The Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP claims the PCs aren’t willing to look at options like a mental health crisis centre for our city.