NDP join Kamsack residents in Sask. Party stronghold to protest healthcare closures

KAMSACK - Today, Official Opposition Caucus Chair and Critic for Seniors Matt Love joined hundreds of concerned residents in Kamsack to demand action on the closure of all acute care beds at the Kamsack hospital. 

“This is a government that refuses to take responsibility for decisions that they’ve made,” said Love. “After being in power for fifteen years, the healthcare staffing crisis is theirs and theirs alone. The hundreds of people who came to this rally are tired of excuses, they want solutions.” 

Kamsack’s hospital is the only acute care facility providing service to surrounding towns and many First Nations. The last of the Kamsack Hospital acute care beds shuttered yesterday after months of service disruptions. Patients are being redirected to neighbouring hospitals in Yorkton, Canora and Preeceville, all of which have also been subject to service disruptions as well. Service disruptions and bed closures have become a regular occurrence for small urban and rural communities throughout Saskatchewan under the Sask. Party government.

“There’s only one party closing hospitals in Saskatchewan today and that’s the Sask. Party,” said Love. “If they actually wanted to address the issues plaguing communities across the province, they would be doing what my colleagues and I have been doing - meeting with healthcare workers, meeting with families who are affected to hear the solutions that they have to offer. The Sask. Party’s head-in-the-sand approach isn’t working. Saskatchewan people deserve access to healthcare when they need it.”


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