QUEEN’S PARK — Official Opposition NDP Leader Marit Stiles is calling on the Ford Conservatives to address an urgent call from the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions to stop underinvesting in Ontario hospitals, after a new poll shows close to half of hospital workers are considering leaving the sector.
“There is an all-out crisis in our hospitals and the Conservatives are pretending everything is okay — the reality is far from it,” said Stiles.
“They’ve been shortchanging our health care system for years, leaving workers terribly overworked and underpaid, stressed and burnt out.
Wait times are worsening and the Conservatives have made the Liberals’ hallway health care the new norm. ERs are closing an unprecedented rate.
“Health care workers are leaving, and Ford is doing nothing to stop them. He continues to fight their wages in court and to pay them unfairly. Without workers, our hospitals can’t function, and Ontarians will go without the care they need.
"Instead of working to fix this crisis, the Conservatives are choosing to withhold billions from health care. It’s past time they invest in Ontario’s hospitals.”
Here is the poll: