REGINA—Saskatchewan New Democrats unanimously approved a solidarity motion with the people of Ukraine, as well as all Saskatchewan people with friends and family in the region at Provincial Council on February 26, 2022.
With no support from the Sask. Party, overcapacity continues to be an issue for patients and frontline health care workers in the Saskatoon area.
As of Monday morning, the Saskatoon Health Region was reporting a total of 109 overcapacity beds. The Sask. Party promised to address this serious issue but they have failed and, instead of getting better, the truth is, overcapacity numbers have actually been on the rise.
“The Sask. Party failure to address overcapacity in our hospitals means that frontline health care workers are being pushed passed their limits and they’re unable to give patients the care and attention they deserve,” said NDP Health Critic Danielle Chartier.
Chartier noted that the Sask. Party’s decision to waste millions on an American consultant’s Lean scheme has done nothing to improve Saskatchewan’s hospitals.
“The Sask. Party has mismanaged this problem from the beginning and they spent millions of dollars just to see the situation get worse,” said Chartier. “When you have patients lining hallways and staff who are overworked to the point of being unable to do their jobs as well as they’d like, how can the Sask. Party possibly justify more cuts and layoffs?”
REGINA—The Saskatchewan New Democrats set the rules and timing for a leadership contest at Provincial Council on February 26th. The new leader will be elected at a leadership convention in Regina in late June, 2022.
All Saskatchewan New Democratic Party members in good standing will be eligible to vote online or by mail-in ballot.
Standing with New Democratic Party candidate Melissa Patterson in Moose Jaw Wakamow today, NDP Leader Ryan Meili called on voters in his hometown to reject Scott Moe’s plan for dangerous cuts during a pandemic.