For the last 15 years, Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals have failed to invest in long-term care. That waitlist for care has grown by 8,000 since 2015, and as of June, the waitlist will reach 32,000 individuals.
This has driven patients to hospitals where seniors are receiving care in hallways and broom closets.
Ending hallway health care and reducing wait times is one of the five priorities outlined in Doug Ford’s plan for the people. Doug Ford and the Ontario PCs have promised to build 15,000 new long-term care beds over the next five years, and 30,000 new long-term care beds over the next 10 years.