Wait times

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says reports about wait times for cardiac surgery indicate an alarming trend for this province, and she would like answers to some questions about the reasons for the increases.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know the status of resident care at a new facility in her district. The new longterm care facility, which replaced the former Hoyles-Escasoni complex, opened in September of last year.

 
NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants government to be clearer about which services it is committed to maintaining in the face of the “tough decisions” the Premier has talked about having to make due to the ongoing collapse in the price of oil.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

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 Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says lengthy waitlists for assessment and diagnosis are blocking access to appropriate childcare for pre-school children.

“This government's waitlists for pediatric assessment and diagnostic services are preventing pre-school children from getting the quality of childcare they need,” Kirby said in the House of Assembly today.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill–Quidi Vidi), is pleased the provincial government is addressing emergency room wait time concerns, but says there are other questions yet to be answered.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) today continued her call for the provincial government to deal with the “extremely disturbing” wait lists that continue to plague the healthcare system in this province.

 

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