Queen's Park - In the wake of scathing media reports showing 4,352 patients have
been admitted to the hallways at Brampton Civic Hospital, the Ontario PCs stood
up for Peel Region patients by raising the issue during Question Period.
"This government's mismanagement of the Ontario healthcare system has resulted in
a hospital overcrowding crisis," said Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek who highlighted
the Liberals' 14 year record of mismanagement and cuts.
"This government is responsible for Ontario's hospitals suffering through four years
of budget freezes. This government has continued to cut funding, pushing our hospitals
to a breaking point."
"Patients at the Brampton Civic Hospital must deal with excessive noise and a lack
of privacy, which reduces their quality of care and increases recovery times."
Yurek asked the Wynne Liberal Minister of Health to take action to deal with this
"With flu season around though corner, we are going to start seeing more stories
like Brampton Civic," he added. "What work is being done to address the alternative
level of care issue in order to end hallway medicine?"