After a man in his 80s in the Halifax region waited three hours for an ambulance earlier this week, Nova Scotia Tory Leader Tim Houston has called the province’s health-care system a “total catastrophe.”
Years of inaction by Liberal governments led to 86-year-old Ross O’Brien being left on his driveway in Dartmouth, N.S., with a broken hip while waiting for medical services, Houston told reporters today.
The Progressive Conservatives have made health care a central election issue, accusing the Liberals of failing to address a shortfall of doctors, nurses, and long-term care beds across the province.
Houston says his plan to improve the health-care system involves $430 million in new spending.
Included in that amount is $206 million for primary care.
Source_ toronto star