Published on April 24, 2018

Doug Ford has announced his plan to cut wait times and put an end to the “hallway healthcare’” epidemic that has Ontario hospitals stretched to the breaking point.

“The first thing we’re going to do is listen to health care professionals, including the nurses and doctors who are on the frontlines,” said Ford. “We’re then going to cut wait times by opening up new long-term care beds across the province. This will ensure that people who need care can always get the best possible care, while taking the strain off our hospitals for everybody else.”

Under Doug Ford’s Plan for the People, an Ontario PC Government will invest in 15,000 new long-term care beds in five years, and 30,000 new beds over the next 10 years.

“Ontario’s health care system deserves change that will respect patients, and health care professionals,” said Ford. “My message to the people who are waiting, and the people who are frustrated, is that change is coming and help is on the way.”