NDP calls on government to address safety concerns ahead of opening new Children’s Hospital

The Saskatchewan NDP is calling on the government to commit that no children will be admitted to a newly completed children’s hospital that is “rife with safety and suicide risks” until those risks are addressed.

“These design flaws in what should be a state-of-the-art facility represent an abject failure of leadership from this government,” said NDP Health Critic Vicki Mowat. “They turned the opening of a children’s hospital into a political photo op while failing to put children’s health and safety first, even as we raised significant concerns in recent months about the planning and design of this facility.”

Mowat also underscored the Sask. Party’s poor track record in opening functioning health facilities, pointing to the leaky roof in the new P3 Saskatchewan Hospital.

“The government’s habit of cutting first and measuring second is hurting Saskatchewan families,” Mowat said. “Hundreds of millions of public dollars have gone into these projects. The people of the province deserve better.”