Belfast-Murray River MLA and Opposition Seniors Critic Darlene Compton is calling on the MacLauchlan government to share details of how and when new federal health accord funding will be used to improve home care services for Islanders.
Compton says home care is an important health service for Islanders, especially with our high population of seniors.
In January the MacLauchlan government signed a Health Accord agreement with the federal government, committing $24.6 million in new federal funding over the next ten years for improved and expanded home care services on Prince Edward Island. Compton says that over the last number of weeks, she and other MLA’s have heard a growing amount of concern from front line workers, first responders and others about how these funds will be used and looming changes to how home care services will be delivered.
But she says no details have been forthcoming from the MacLauchlan government.