January 8th, 2018

Statement by NDP Leader on abuse in nursing homes

HALIFAX - NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to news reports on abuse in nursing homes:

"It is deeply troubling to learn that abuse cases in nursing homes are being inadequately reported to the public.

In other provinces, cases of abuse are automatically reported, but the Liberal government is failing to ensure this standard is being met in Nova Scotia.

The people of our province have every right to expect better than this, particularly from a government which has already cut funding for nursing homes, impacting staffing levels, food quality, and recreation programming in long-term care.

The government’s sub-standard work in nursing-home care cannot be accepted.”

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