PC Leader Doug Ford met with health care professionals in Sarnia where he unveiled his plan to cut wait times and end ”hallway healthcare”.
”The first thing we’re going to do is listen to those on the frontlines,” he said.
(Paul Morden/Sarnia Observer)
”We’re going to cut wait times and end as I call it ‘hallway health care” in Ontario. We’re going to end hallway health care by building new long-term care beds. We’re announcing 15,000 new long-term care beds in the next five years. We’re announcing 30,000 new long-term care beds in the next ten years.”
Ford says that will ensure those who need care can always get it while taking the strain off hospitals for everyone else.
Meanwhile, Liberal campaign co-chair Deb Matthews said in a statement that Ford, as usual, dodged how he would pay for this promise.
She’s calling on the Tory leader to come clean with a fully costed, ”honest” campaign, and ended her statement by pointing out Ford is ”endorsing our plan to create more than 30,000 new long-term care beds over the next decade.”