Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario

Hallway Medicine in London

Published on October 16, 2018

Queen's Park, October 16, 2018 - "My question is to the Acting Premier. London’s hallway medicine crisis is being ignored by this Conservative government. The crisis is so serious that earlier this year, London Health Sciences Centre was forced to implement a hallway transfer protocol to deal with the daily, year-round reality of patients lined up for treatment in the hospital hallways. With winter coming, there will be more people going to hospital for cold weather-related illnesses and more patients competing for already limited beds.

Will this government commit today to adding permanent beds to London Health Sciences Centre to help end hallway medicine in my community?

Systemic problems require more than band-aid, one-time solutions. The flu season is already upon us. This government’s flu surge funding won’t come close to alleviating the pressures in our health care system. With none of the funding currently allocated to new beds at London Health Sciences Centre, it won’t do anything at all for my community of London.

Again to the Acting Premier: Will this government commit today to adding not only flu surge beds to LHSC, but permanent beds as well? Or are Conservatives completely indifferent to the health care needs of Londoners?"