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Horwath’s plan is the right one for Sault Area Hospital: Ross

Tuesday, May 20, 2014   by: Staff



Celia Ross, NDP candidate for Sault Ste. Marie, said Andrea Horwath’s plan to focus on healthcare fundamentals is exactly what SAH needs.

“Caregivers and patients have been raising the alarm for years about overcrowding in our emergency room,” Ross said. “Our nurses and doctors are overworked and people in urgent need of care face unacceptable waits.”

An NDP government will cut ER wait times in half by hiring 250 new nurse-practitioners, opening 50 new 24-hour family health clinics, creating 1,400 more long-term care beds, and implementing a five-day home care guarantee. 

These steps will keep ERs moving and make sure that Ontarians are getting the right care they need, when and where they need it, to reduce pressure on ERs.

“The Liberals have wasted millions of healthcare dollars on lavish CEO pay hikes and the ORNGE debacle,” Ross said. “Tim Hudak wants to fire the caregivers who help reduce the number of ER visits. Andrea Horwath’s plan to send the money to where it’s needed most makes sense for Sault Ste. Marie.”


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Back2the90s 5/20/2014 4:31:11 PM Report

Howath's plan is the right one for the Sault Area Hospital ....

You mean that new hospital that we desperately needed but didn't get for 18 years while we were represented by the NDP (1985-2003)?

You mean that new hospital that was started within 4 years of being represented by David O?

Pam60 5/20/2014 4:42:31 PM Report

Sounds like a great plan except the wait times at the Sault Area Hospital ER have already been addressed through all the new walk-in clinics that have recently opinion is that if any government party running were really confident with their campaign and the promises they offer....then they wouldn't need to spend money attacking one another....maybe trying to stand on your own two feet instead of playing the blame game might be a better approach!
rockbanger 5/20/2014 4:51:37 PM Report

Back 2 the 90s...

You mean the new hospital that was financed by private monies at un-bearable rates. Rates that are not returnable in a realistic timeframe and put the lenders on a MANY-EXTRA year payback schedule. Legal stealing.

Good stuff. Crooked as the day is long.

Fascism is the face of Dalton's gang of thieves..
Sorry it is now Wynn's gang of thieves
Entity 5/20/2014 5:42:42 PM Report

"An NDP government will cut ER wait times in half by spending a few billion dollars with minimal oversight."
mallet 5/20/2014 5:51:42 PM Report

Many ways to solve the problems at all the hospitals, the First would be to make sure that everyone had a Family Doctor and the registration taken out of the hands of the "College of Physicians and Doctors" and put under the Colleges and Universities of Ontario.. Ah but then there would be too many doctors around and they could not hold us (the Patients) hostage to their wage demands. Secondly tie the monies to the patient and not to the hospitals, so they have to come to us for the business, and not have to wait on them for procedures. And third for local wait times give the newly minted doctor a rebate on their student loans for practicing in out of the way places, and let's face it the Soo is out of the way...
guestwho 5/20/2014 6:16:23 PM Report

as I sit writing this, watching the 6:00 news,I can`t believe the bullshit out of all 3 parties mouths.If they delivered 1% of their promises we`d be doing really well
ShawnM 5/20/2014 6:24:58 PM Report

Its nice to say you are going to do something, but let me guess, that means we are just going to be taxed even more than we already are since nothing is said about how you will pay for all these extras...
harshbee 5/20/2014 7:37:40 PM Report

well as far as i'm concerned , that new hospital is costing more money than the residents of sault ste.marie were expecting. i still think with the old general hospital and plummer hospital , put as one and renevated ,to fit the needs , it would of been alot cheaper . in \Toronto they have a few hospitals tied in together on one block. these buildings are older than the two of ours on this .. i would like to add, there's two definitions of caring, one for patients..the other caring after patients,but caring about them so long as you just do the job.and just today we spent $15.00 on parking , this really should brought to priority , when you're thinking about low income ,seniors on pension, and children"s emergency care thank you for reading this article . from a cancer patient ,by the way the cancer clinic is the best.
Mr. Poster 5/20/2014 7:53:43 PM Report

The NDP supported everything the Liberals they have an answer to problems?
Viper2010® 5/20/2014 11:05:01 PM Report

Most if not all politicians make me so sick I'm really tired of listening to and reading their asinine comments and stories.

They all remind me of a manure spreader they can really really fling it far and wide.

I don't know if any posters on this board have seen a manure spreader in action or not but if you get the opportunity - just watch and see if it doesn't remind you of politicians and their parties lines.
I'm In 5/20/2014 11:10:17 PM Report

No Mr. Poster the keyboard commandos have the answer for everything, meanwhile the NDP formerly the CCF party brought in free health care in 1966 while the PC/LIBERALS eroded it.
Tee 5/21/2014 5:07:04 AM Report

Premier John Robards began OMSIP in Ontario in 1966, the precursor to OHSIP then finally OHIP. Mr Robards was a PC.
riverman 5/21/2014 11:08:07 AM Report

Where are all those people who claimed sootoday is partisan toward the Liberal party in the comment section of the press release from David Orazietti? sootoday prints the press releases put out by the politicians from every political party.
frnlak 5/21/2014 11:12:47 AM Report

There is NO such thing as FREE HEALTH CARE unless you are on welfare. Health care is paid for by those who work!
wandering 5/21/2014 3:48:41 PM Report

well bunch of bull they are all saying this but never do anything about it
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