NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) remained focused on the problems with hospital emergency room care today in Question Period in the House of Assembly. She began by referring to a mis-statement made by the health minister on Thursday.
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) continues to press for answers on the province’s hospital emergency rooms. Michael says she continues to hear from patients, physicians and hospital employees about situations that appear to be getting more serious rather than improving.
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know how bad emergency room experiences have to get before they receive some serious attention from government. Michael, who is also the NDP Health Critic, says people are still enduring lengthy wait times and other symptoms of an under-resourced system.
NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says the government’s announcement of cutbacks by the provincial health boards will inevitably lead to a decrease in the level of patient care. She bases those statements on the reality of life in long-term care facilities under Eastern Health jurisdiction.