December 5, 2023
More and more Emergency Room closures under this conservative government
This morning during question period, NDP Health Critic France Gélinas, MPP for Nickel Belt, questioned Minister of Health Sylvia Jones about the unprecedented number of Emergency Room closures the Ontario Health Coalition could identify so far in 2023.
” The Ontario Health Coalition was able to identify 1199 vital hospital services closures, 868 ER closures, 316 urgent care closures, 11 obstetrics closures, the list goes on, labour and delivery closures, ICU closures, hospital out-patients lab closures. Every single one of these closures put patient health and life at risk.
The Minister must be very proud, her plan to create a crisis in our health care system is working perfectly. How many more private clinics will the minister be able to fund given this level of crisis?”
The recently closed Minden Emergency Room is becoming a Community Nursing Clinic in Partnership with SE Health and ParaMed Home Health Care. Former Minister of Health Christine Elliott sits on the board at SE Health while ParaMed Home Health is a subsidiary Extendicare Inc.