We need a public inquiry into LTC

Island Families are sharing first hand accounts of their family’s experiences with long-term care on Prince Edward Island.

Our office has heard from a number of other families who lost loved ones and from frontline workers in long-term care homes. Their stories, and those shared this morning, are heartbreaking and alarming. They clearly show why a full public inquiry is necessary.

The Official Opposition Prince Edward Island – Green Caucus joins them in calling on Premier Dennis King to immediately launch a public inquiry with the necessary resources, authority, and time to fully uncover the challenges within long-term care on PEI and to determine what is needed to fix it going forward.

Islanders who have had experiences either with a loved one in long-term care or as a worker in long-term care are also invited to reach out to the Official Opposition and to share their experiences. With permission, we will use and share these experiences to inform conversation about the realities for some of our seniors in long-term care.

You can share your experience with long-term care with the Official Opposition by emailing officialopposition@assembly.pe.ca or by calling (902) 620-3977.

Islanders are also encouraged to reach out directly to Premier King to urge him to immediately launch a public inquiry into long-term care on PEI. You can reach the Premier at premier@gov.pe.ca or by telephone at (902) 368-4400.

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