MPP Dufferin-Caledon

News Release – Jones: Calls on the Minister to Address the Hospital Bed Shortage at Brampton Civic Hospital

(Queen’s Park)  –  Today, Sylvia Jones MPP from Dufferin-Caledon called on the Minister of Health and Long Term Care to address the hospital bed shortage at Brampton Civic Hospital.

“My constituent Lorie Leckie contacted me after her daughter Jamie-Lee was forced to wait in a hallway for five days because there was no hospital bed for her at Brampton Civic,” said Jones

“Jamie Lee described her ordeal saying, ‘I spent five days in a hospital afraid, in pain and staring at a white partition wall as I anxiously awaited answers,” said Jones.

Jones asked the Minister to explain to Lorie, “why her daughter had no hospital bed for five days.”

“The Minister has an opportunity to address this unacceptable overcrowding. Unfortunately this is not a new issue. It is happening in Hamilton, Brampton and across Ontario. This is another unacceptable example of ‘hallway medicine’. Patients are left without a bed, privacy or action by the Minister,” said Jones.

“It is time for the Minister of Health to ensure that our loved ones get a hospital bed when they need one,” said Jones.

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