“It is a failure on many levels”: Ontario failing to adequately support the elderly, critics say

Elizabeth Payne, The Ottawa Citizen

With thousands of people on waiting lists for long-term care beds in this region, you might expect a new long-term care home in Ottawa to bring some relief. But the Ontario government’s move to approve a new facility in the city’s west-end without adding a single new bed to the mix is drawing criticism and frustration from doctors. It offers a glimpse, they say, into how the province is failing the elderly and not dealing with a growing health-care crisis.
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