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Personal Care homes need additional support and staffing and the province needs to be proactive at Parkview Place

 On Tuesday October 27th, I  called on the government for improved funding and staffing for personal care homes and for a team of health professionals to take over care at Parkview Place where the government has let an outbreak get out of control.  The Premier instead of answering the question, tried to attack me on our decision to delay consideration of a bill for two days.  As Tom Broadbeck has pointed out the Premier is grandstanding on this bill rather than paying attention to critical needs in personal care homes. 

Personal-Care Homes - Funding and Staffing

Hon. Jon Gerrard (River Heights): Madam Speaker, the news is full of shocking stories of appalling conditions in Parkview Place. Jan Legeros with the Long Term & Continuing Care Association has said these result, in part, from 15 years of funding freezes with no inflationary increases.

      The freezes lasted for 11 years under the NDP and continued under the Pallister government. Indeed, for the two years before the pandemic, there were further funding reductions which negatively impacted personal-care homes.

      When will the government provide adequate funding for personal-care homes and ensure adequate staffing levels of 4.1 worked hours per resident per day, and when will the government send in a team of well-trained health professionals to take over the care at Parkview Place?

Hon. Brian Pallister (Premier): Well, we've taken significant initiatives and have worked in partnership with health-care leaders to address the issue at Parkview Place. Sadly, Madam Speaker, it's necessary to continue to focus on that facility at this point, and we will continue to do that.

      But the member cannot escape his responsibility, and that of his party, to stand in their place and apologize to workers across this province, who deserve to be protected. And they have to explain this, Madam Speaker. They don't want paid sick leave for people with COVID symptoms. What do they want? Do they want people to stay home and take a pay cut? Or do they want sick people to go to work and give each other COVID?

      Which one is it, Madam Speaker?


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