Kathleen Wynne’s Long-Term Care Crisis

Published on May 09, 2018
Wynne to visit a long-term care home with a 34 year wait list
This morning, Kathleen Wynne is visiting the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care. According to the Ministry of Health’s own numbers, the Yee Hong Centre has a 34 year wait list for patients desperately in need of care.
 
As of November 30, 2017 there were 1239 people on the waitlist at Yee Hong, with an average of 3 beds being made available each month.

For the last 15 years, Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals have failed to invest in long-term care. That waitlist for care has grown by 8,000 since 2015, and as of June, the waitlist will reach 32,000 individuals.

This has driven patients to hospitals where seniors are receiving care in hallways and broom closets.

Ending hallway health care and reducing wait times is one of the five priorities outlined in Doug Ford's plan for the people. Doug Ford and the Ontario PCs have promised to build 15,000 new long-term care beds over the next five years, and 30,000 new long-term care beds over the next 10 years.