Wait Time Relief is on its Way

Published on May 18, 2018

Doug Ford visited with local London healthcare practitioners today to share his plan to cut wait times and put an end to the ‘hallway healthcare’ epidemic that has Ontario hospitals stretched to the breaking point.

“My message to nurses, doctors and other frontline professionals is clear — resources are on the way and help is on the way,” said Ford. “We’re going to work with our frontline health care workers, cut wait times, end hallway healthcare and ensure that seniors, patients and families have the high-quality healthcare they deserve.”

Under Doug Ford’s Plan for the People, an Ontario PC Government’s healthcare investment’s will include:

  • 15,000 new long-term care beds in 5 years;
  • 30,000 new beds over the next 10 years; and
  • $1.9 billion over 10 years in mental health, addictions and housing supports, and to provide dental care to low-income seniors.

“Ontario’s health care system deserves change that will respect patients and healthcare professionals,” concluded 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.”