McNeil out of touch, health care is in crisis
April 26, 2017
For Immediate Release
HALIFAX – NDP Leader Gary Burrill was startled to hear Premier McNeil say that health care is not in crisis in Nova Scotia, in the Legislature during Question Period.
“We have 106,000 people without a family doctor, overcrowded or closed emergency rooms, wait times of two to three years for surgery, and the budget for seniors’ care cut by $8 million. If this isn’t a crisis I’d like to know what it will take to make the Premier pay attention,” said Burrill.
The Liberals’ obsession with creating a centralized health authority in Halifax took three years to implement. During those three years, front-line care continued to grow worse.
“Instead of addressing the actual problems in front-line care, the Premier focused on administration. That approach has failed,” said Burrill. “We need serious investments in our people’s health.”
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