5/26/11

PCs LTC policy: the song remains the same

The Canadian Press reports that of the 40,000 new or renovated Long Term Care (LTC) beds the Progressive Conservatives (PCs) are promising, only 5,000 are going to be new beds - the other 35,000 are simply renovations of existing beds (over ten years).

I'm underwhelmed.  We have a province which has a couple of thousand patients in acute or medical care beds waiting for a LTC bed and which has experienced a tripling of wait times for an LTC bed since 2005. And with an aging population, things are not going to get magically easier any time soon.

The PCs policy sounds pretty much like a continuation of the existing policy to slow the growth of LTC beds.

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