WYNNE LIBERALS ANNOUNCE MORE MONEY FOR ONTARIO HOSPITALS
Mar 22, 2018
By Bob Komsic
For the third straight day, a healthcare announcement from the premier.
This time Kathleen Wynne was at North York General to explain how $822-million for all hospitals in the province in 2018-19 would provide better access to care, reduce wait times, address capacity issues and better meet the needs of Ontario’s growing and aging population.
The head of the Ontario Hospital Association welcomes the news but is calling on whichever party wins the June election to engage in long-term budget planning.
Earlier in the week, Wynne announced the Liberals would expand pharmacare to cover those 65 and older, and then promised to spend $2.1-billion over four years to rebuild the mental health system.
Meanwhile, the premier, finance and health ministers will be at the Hospital for Sick Children Friday at 10 a.m. for another announcement.