Ted Arnott, MPP
Wellington – Halton Hills
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2011
Health care would be the top priority for a PC Government
Hudak makes funding announcement
(Queen’s Park) – Health care will be the top funding priority for Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak.
Today, Mr. Hudak announced that a Progressive Conservative government would, by the end of its
first term, increase annual investments in health care by $6.1 billion.
Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott says the announcement is good news for the people he is
fortunate to represent.
“Tim Hudak’s plan demonstrates his commitment to strengthen and improve health care in Ontario,”
said Mr. Arnott. “I agree that health funding will need to increase in the coming years to keep up
with families’ expectations and needs,” he added, pointing to the cost of the new technologies and
medications that we need.
“At the same time, we must always look for ways to stretch our dollars to the fullest extent. We need
to invest in patients and front-line health services—not waste, and not excess administration.”
Tim Hudak’s health care priorities include:
• Introducing a rigorous system of patient satisfaction and health outcome measures
• Improving health care for Ontario seniors with 40,000 new and renovated long-term care
• Increasing investments in home care, and giving families more control over services; and
• Bringing more doctors to the communities that need them. Encouraging doctors, nurses, and
physician assistants to work collaboratively in under-serviced areas to meet patients’ needs,
and increasing residency placements for medical students from Ontario who have training
outside Canada and want to return home to practice
• Getting rid of unnecessary administration and reinvesting that funding into care for patients.
“This plan shows that Tim Hudak is serious about bringing real change that puts patients at the very
centre of health care,” said Mr. Arnott.
Georgetown Hospital and the Groves Memorial Community Hospital, and their respective plans for
the future, will continue to have Mr. Arnott’s vocal support.
Mr. Arnott also highlighted the need to attract more doctors and other health care professionals, as
well as his support for the East Wellington Family Health Team, improved ambulance service in
eastern part of Wellington County, and improved long-term care.
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