Ontario PCs Will Cut Wait Times and Provide Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors

Published on May 14, 2018

St. Thomas – Taking part in the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario take your candidate to work day, Elgin-Middlesex-London PC candidate Jeff Yurek was at Elgin Manor, a 90 bed long-term care facility, reaffirming the Ontario PCs commitment to cut wait times, put an end to the ‘hallway healthcare’ epidemic that has pushed Ontario hospitals to the breaking point.

“We’re going to work with health care professionals, including the nurses and doctors who are on the frontlines,” said Yurek. “After 15 years of waste, mismanagement, and scandal the Ontario healthcare system has been left in shambles by the Wynne government. Their failed experiments have resulted in over 34,000 seniors being put on waitlists for long-term care beds.”

An Ontario PC Government will invest in 15,000 new long-term care beds over five years, and 30,000 new beds over the next 10 years. In addition to these new beds, the Ontario PCs have committed to providing a comprehensive dental care program that will provide low income seniors with the quality care they deserve.

“Many seniors on fixed incomes cannot afford dental care, resulting in many seniors turning to hospital emergency rooms for treatment,” said Yurek. “Kathleen Wynne has let low-income seniors suffer without dental care, putting further burdens on hospitals that are already pushed to the limit.”

“The Liberal’s legacy on health care can be defined by mismanagement, scandals, and cuts to front-line health care workers,” said Yurek. “Once elected on June 7th, an Ontario PC Government will provide the care the people of Ontario deserve.”