The Sask. Party’s health policies definitely benefit consultants, private corporations and senior managers – while seniors wait far too long for help in understaffed care homes. That misplaced priority is the focus of the newest commercial from the NDP.
Released Monday on TV and online, the ad is a sequel to one focused on health care wait times already on the air.
“The feedback from Saskatchewan families on that commercial has been overwhelming,” said New Democrat campaign manager Frank Quennell. “The truth of it hits close to home for all of us – people have been calling and sending messages about their own family’s experience in the emergency room.
“Now we’re talking about our province’s seniors, because they deserve so much better. We’ve seen the Sask. Party chip away at staffing levels and at care standards, and plow ahead with the Lean program in seniors care homes. That was during a boom. Now that they’re running a deficit and targeting health care with their cuts, families are very worried about what comes next for their loved ones in care.”