King Must Reveal Plan To Fix the Health Care Crisis: Neill
(Charlottetown) July 18, 2022: Michelle Neill, Leader of the Island New Democrats, would like to remind Premier Dennis King that, although there are new members added to his cabinet, the health care system is on the brink of collapse.
“Day in and day out, Islanders are telling me their stories about the health care system. People can’t get an ambulance where they live, their ERs are closing, more and more people can’t find a family doctor, and nurses and health care workers are burnt out.”
Other provinces in the Maritimes have created a plan to recruit and retain doctors, nurses, and other health care workers. They have increased wages for health care workers and they have opened up hundreds of nursing training seats.
“The people of this province deserve to know what the plan is to address the health care crisis on the Island,” said Neill. “I would hope that the Premier won’t merely pass the buck and blame the federal government. As a leader, when you know there’s a problem, you fix it. Will the Premier commit to release a Health Care plan that will actually help address the problems in the system, and if not, why not?”
Island New Democrats will always fight for the issues that matter to everyday people. We will fight to fix health care, make life more affordable, and address the housing crisis.
Michelle Neill, Leader
Island New Democrats
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