“Seniors in Niagara who need the support of a long-term care home should be able to quickly find one in their own community.” – Wayne Gates, Niagara Falls MPP
A Statement from Niagara Falls NDP MPP Wayne Gates
Posted December 7th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
QUEEN’S PARK – In question period this past Monday, December 6th, NDP MPP Wayne Gates (Niagara Falls) brought forward the story of Burd Sisler, a 106 year old Second World War veteran who has been waiting for a long-term care bed in Fort Erie for months. He released the following statement:
“Seniors in Niagara who need the support of a long-term care home should be able to quickly find one in their own community. That’s especially true for veterans like Burd, who has been trying to get into a long-term care home in Fort Erie for six months and still doesn’t know when a bed might open up.
If anyone should get a bed in a long-term care home the day they need one, it’s Burd Sisler. He was there for us in the Second World War, like a lot of veterans he answered the call and fought for his country.
He’s been a lifelong resident of Fort Erie, and his contributions to his community are many. The Ford government must make sure Burd and his family can get the extra support he requires and help him finally secure a long-term care bed in Fort Erie.
What Burd and so many other seniors in Niagara need are safe, publicly funded, not-for-profit long-term-care homes which guarantee at least four hours of hands-on care every single day. Ford refuses to provide Ontario seniors this high standard of care, only New Democrats have a plan for long-term care that treats seniors with dignity and provides the support that families in Niagara need.”
Listen to and watch Niagara Falls NDP MPP Wayne Gates raise this issue in the Ontario Legislature this December 6th, by clicking on – (https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FjCh1600NE1k%3Ft%3D3329&data=04%7C01%7CSRezvany%40ndp.on.ca%7C76631ecd5caa42ff109d08d9b8ef0959%7C6b9fd2ec77a64ae0822a6bb9108fb274%7C0%7C0%7C637744159050524137%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=jy6jGeZptp2Rvk7DTcTaIqRkcN9RbgRUd88ujNIKN0o%3D&reserved=0)
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