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Gélinas: CCAC system failing patients, review urgently needed

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Feb 28, 2014 - 11:03 AM |
NDP Health and Long-Term Care Critic France Gélinas is calling for a legislative review of the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) system.

The Nickel Belt MPP said rising levels of executive compensation and a failure by the Liberal government to address well-known access issues is hampering home-care services for thousands of Ontario residents.

“Home care is a vital health service that more and more Ontarians rely on," Gélinas said during question period Feb. 27. "But as questions continue to grow about CCACs, and dollars being diverted from front-line care to executive pay, we know that our home-care system is falling short. Nurses have spoken out, patients have spoken out, and the problems just continue to grow.”

Gélinas presented a motion calling for a legislative review of the CCAC system.

The legislative review will allow MPPs to “immediately and publicly look at executive compensation, and provides a process that will ask whether the Liberal system is actually meeting the needs of our patients and solutions for fixing our broken home care system,” she said.

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