Queen's Park News

MPP Bill Walker: Seniors in Long-Term Care Homes at Risk

long term careBruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP, Bill Walker, says that the Liberal government’s failure to enact minimum standards of care in long-term care homes is putting the "lives of frail senior citizens at risk".

Walker says that 10 years have passed since an inquest into two long-term care deaths in Ontario made the specific recommendation to the government to bring in standards of care, namely minimum hours of hands-on direct patient care for the more than 70,000 seniors housed in these facilities.

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Walker: Liberal Cuts to Health Hurting Constituents in Bruce and Grey

medical doctorBruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker says the Liberal government’s cuts to health care are putting local constituents at risk.

In the case of one local constituent, who suffers from severe arthritis, the ministry of health is refusing to cover her physiotherapy services even though she needs it before she can undergo two surgeries to regain mobility.

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