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$10 million facility will add 40 new personal care home beds
Greg Selinger and the NDP have failed to prepare for the growth of Manitoba’s aging population, and the challenges this failure has created are particularly acute in communities like Dauphin. Like many parts of Manitoba, Dauphin has an aging population and not enough personal care home beds to support it. The result is that residents from around the Dauphin constituency are forced to take up acute care beds while they wait for a bed in one of the personal care homes. This creates more costs to the health care system, and worse care for Manitoba families. To help address this challenge, Hugh McFadyen and the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party will build a new, $10 million personal care home with 40 beds to serve the community.
“Greg Selinger and the NDP have absolutely failed to heed to advice of experts when it comes to our aging population,” says Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader Hugh McFadyen. “The price of this failure is seen in places like the constituency of Dauphin, where families watch their relatives wait and wait and wait for a place in a personal care home bed. We can’t fix the NDP’s mess overnight, but we can get moving in the right direction. A new personal care home will provide improved service to the community of Dauphin and to families in the surrounding region.”
In February of 2011 the NDP government promised $200 million to build personal care home beds but had no plan for how the funding would be allocated. A McFadyen government will actually keep this promise to add new personal care home beds to our long-term care system, and would fund the commitment for a new personal care home in Dauphin from these funds.
“This plan would be a major improvement for health care in the Dauphin area,” says local business owner Mike Csversko. “We’ve been taken for granted for a long time, and that has hurt our health care. Hugh McFadyen’s plan is one the people of Dauphin and the Parkland region can count on.”
“After 12 years of the NDP we are the violent crime capital. After 12 years of broken promises, we still have hallway medicine,” adds McFadyen. “Now the NDP are desperately seeking 16 straight years. Manitobans are telling us it’s time for change. Vote Progressive Conservative and we will deliver a stronger, safer Manitoba.”
For more information, please contact:Rebekah Swistun, Communications Officer Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party Office: 318-2111 Mobile: 230-4598 Email: [email protected]
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