Ford Unveils Plan To Reduce Healthcare Wait Times


Promises 30,000 new long-term care beds across Ontario.

Doug Ford has released his plan to reduce healthcare wait times.

Ford says the PCs will invest in a total of 30,000 new long-term care beds over the next decade, with 15,000 of those beds coming in the next five years.

Ford said his plan is focused on strengthening frontline healthcare, compared to Wynne’s approach that focuses on spending lots of money on highly-paid healthcare bureaucrats.

According to an Ontario PC Press release, Ford said “The first thing we’re going to do is listen to health care professionals, including the nurses and doctors who are on the frontlines. 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.”

“If your kid has a fever or your mom has a fall, you don’t go down to the Ministry of Health to have it looked at — instead you go to your local doctors and nurses,” added Ford. “If Kathleen Wynne had invested in doctors and nurses and patients the same way she has invested in new senior health care bureaucrats, then every town would have a doctor, wait times would be a thing of the past and patients wouldn’t be stuck on stretchers in our hospital hallways.”

Ford’s announcement is consistent with the approach he has taken so far, of bringing government services closer to the people, instead of centralizing spending on the salaries of wealthy bureaucrats.

It follows the principle that government functions better the more localized it can be, and Ford’s approach is a welcome contrast with the big-government approach that is currently failing to get results.

Ford says he will focus on those who know healthcare best, patients and professionals:

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

Spencer Fernando

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  1. Well, that will workout well with the Trudeau governments plan to usher in the sick and disabled from all over the World.

    1. The federal government should have to pay the provinces directly for the healthcare of all newcomers for 10 years from date of arrival. This business of deciding to bring in millions of people, refugees, allowing illegals to stay etc. is putting far too much of a strain on our very limited healthcare resources. But the federal government doesn’t care, they don’t pay the bill, the provinces do (I know we are one and the same taxpayer but the provinces have to come up with the funds and there is no accountability on the federal government. This should also apply to education, welfare etc.

  2. It would be a very good idea for Ford to state that any interference with ANY Government computing devices including phones, desktops, and laptops would be looked at as possible criminal offenses. No deletions, no damaged hard drives, no thumb drives disappearing, no cell phones lost or call records deleted. Nothing. The offending/responsible personkind and their Supervisor would face suspensions and possible court hearings. Even loss of pensions would be looked at. The history of all suspected devices will go back months.

    I wonder how small the Civil Service will get?

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