Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Reducing the wait

Leader Cam Broten visits Moose Jaw to talk about health care
Cam Broten stands in the Western Development
Museum parking lot on March 1, 2016 with the
Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital in the background.
Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald

By Lisa Goudy

NDP leader Cam Broten has made a pledge to improve health care in Saskatchewan.

"We've been talking a lot about how to fix the things that matter to families and health care of course is something that affects every family, especially the case here in Moose Jaw," he said.

"I'm very excited to announce our approach to fixing emergency room waits here in the province. Waits need to be measured in minutes, not in hours."

If elected, he said the NDP would hire 35 nurse practitioners to work within emergency rooms to help fast track patients who require less urgent care. The four-year operating cost is estimated at $10.8 million, according to information from the NDP.

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