June 8th, 2021

Liberals’ inaction leads to 21,000 new people on the doctors’ waitlist

HALIFAX -- NDP Health spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement about the growth of the family doctor waitlist:

“The latest update on the family doctor waitlist shines a light on the continuing crisis in primary care in Nova Scotia. From July 2020 to June 2021, 21,000 people have been added to the list. That's thousands of Nova Scotia families who have been going through the pandemic and navigating their health care needs without a primary care provider.
Iain Rankin and his Liberal government have only scratched the surface trying to deal with this problem and now they are proposing cutting $209 million from services people need. Nova Scotians deserve something better.”