Rogers asks for the when and how of doing it cheaper and faster
NDP Mental Health critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) pushed the Health Minister today in the House of Assembly for clarification on one of the responses he gave yesterday in Question Period. She says the Waterford Hospital is Canada’s oldest hospital, and long overdue for replacement.
“Yesterday when talking about the new Waterford Hospital, the Minister said ‘I can assure you when the province’s fiscal position improves, the work required to complete the design will be done, and we’ll be looking at ways to do it cheaper and faster,’” Rogers said today.
“I ask the Minister when exactly this will be and how exactly is he going to do it cheaper and faster?”
Rogers says the minister should also be aware that P3 hospitals in Ontario and Quebec have experienced massive cost overruns, costing governments billions of dollars extra. She cited hospitals in Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Brampton, and Niagara, as well as the McGill University Health Centre and University of Montreal Hospital.