January 14th, 2022

Long-term care residents must not fall through the cracks because Ford government in disarray: NDP

BRAMPTON – NDP Deputy Leader and Long-Term Care critic Sara Singh released the following statement regarding the resignation of the Minister of Long-Term Care Rod Phillips as the Omicron wave hits long-term care homes:

“Outbreaks and staff shortages are surging in long-term care homes again, leaving residents at risk. This is not the first time the government has changed long-term care ministers when residents were in the middle of a crisis, and people are worried seniors will fall through the cracks again while the Ford government is in disarray. Families with loved ones in long-term care feel like they’ve never been this government’s priority. They need immediate assurances that their loved ones will get the care and protections they need, including access to boosters and fourth doses. Staff also urgently need boosters, paid sick days, better pay and PPE including N95s. We need to see a plan now to keep seniors in long-term care safe during this wave. Omicron won’t wait for Doug Ford to get his house in order.”