Joined by health care providers, NDP Leader Rachel Notley presented her plan for health care today.
“The PCs have created a crisis in health care – anyone who’s stepped into an ER lately can tell you that,” said Notley. “Albertans deserve a government with the right priorities, the right values, and the right vision to build the healthcare system that our growing province needs.”
Notley’s plan outlines the first three steps to making the NDP vision of health care a reality:
Stop the Cuts and Restore Stability: The NDP will build stability by stopping Jim Prentice’s reckless healthcare cuts – because more cuts cannot fix the crisis that exists in Alberta hospitals.
Focus on Patients and Prevent More Chaos: The NDP will cancel the PC plan to spend $9 million dollars on AHS reorganization. Instead of printing new business cards for executives, the NDP will put the focus back on patients.
End the Shell Game: A total of 34 NHL hockey rinks worth of empty shelled-in space is sitting empty and waiting to be used, while hallway medicine and ER wait times get worse. The NDP will put the 600,000 square feet of hospital space to use serving patients.
“Now more than ever, Alberta needs leadership on health care,” said Notley. “Albertans need a government that will make their health care a priority and get to work fixing the crisis, instead of making it worse. We will do that.”