NDP

Cuts to 7 South Shore nursing homes more than double initial numbers

November 4, 2016


Nov 4, 2016

For Immediate Release

BRIDGEWATER – After six months, several requests from the NDP and a Freedom of Information request, the Liberal government finally released a document outlining the extent of the cuts to nursing homes across the province. The numbers show that the cuts to nursing homes on the South Shore are more than double what was initially reported.  Seven South Shore nursing homes have seen a total of $378,758 in cuts.

Yesterday in the Legislature, Denise Peterson-Rafuse, MLA for Chester-St Margaret’s, demanded answers from the Liberals on their failure to build a new facility for Shoreham Village in Chester and why there has been no progress on opening a Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) in Lunenburg.

“It is clear that taking care of the health of people on the South Shore is not a priority for the Liberals,” said Peterson-Rafuse.  “Major cuts to nursing homes, no action on the doctor’s shortage, and no action on the Luneburg CEC. When will the Liberals actually invest in people’s health on the South Shore?”

“Not only have Stephen McNeil and his government disrespected seniors and their families by cutting funding to nursing homes, but they have also disrespected seniors by being dishonest about it,” said NDP Leader Gary Burrill. “The Liberal government should reverse the cuts to long-term care and apologize to residents of nursing homes.”

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For more information please contact Kaley Kennedy at 902-229-6881 or kaley.kennedy@novascotia.ca.

Facility Initial #s                              Actual #s
Harbour View Haven $    42,405.00            $102,153.00
Hillside Pines $    20,562.00             $41,600.00
North Queens $    20,807.00             $38,900.00
Queens Manor $    21,634.00              $47,300.00
Rosedale $    13,940.00              $25,300.00
Roseway Manor $    25,130.00              $52,900.00
Shoreham Village $    33,153.00               $70,600.00
TOTAL $     177,631.00         $378,758.00