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January 25, 2019

Home Care – Minister McCann Needs to Explain Herself and Provide Clear Instructions to Improve Home Care

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QUEBEC, January 22, 2019. – The MNA representing Pontiac and Official Opposition Critic for Health and Public Health, André Fortin, asks Minister of Health and Social Services, Danielle McCann, to provide clear instructions for Quebec’s various public health care institutions so that they can improve their home care service offer.

Last December, Danielle McCann publicly insisted that she would make budgets available in order to “meet all needs”.  Yet today we learn that this information was not confirmed within her own ministry or with the Treasury Board, that the budgets required to fulfill this promise are not actually available and that no additional services have been offered. The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) continues to make promises to Quebecers, but does nothing to ensure that these promises are fulfilled.

Home care provides quality of life and stability to patients, which is why an additional 850 million dollars was invested throughout the course of the previous mandate. Also recall that since 2014 over 1500 health care professionals have been mandated to work within home care teams.

The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) is good at making Quebecers promises without first being sure about their ability to follow through. Ms. McCann promised citizens that services would be available without knowing how much that would cost, without knowing whether resources were available and without ever providing the ministry with instructions! We expect more discipline and transparency from the Minister. Quebecers who are awaiting these services have the right to know how they will be funded.

– André Fortin, MNA representing Pontiac and Official Opposition Critic for Health and Public Health