Baillie calls for long-term care beds for Parrsboro

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Presents petition in the legislature

Cumberland South MLA and PC Party leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the province to locate more long-term care beds in Parrsboro.

PARRSBORO – Cumberland South MLA Jamie Baillie has presented a petition in the legislature calling for the construction of more long-term care beds in Parrsboro.

Baillie, the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party, tabled the petition, signed by more than 1,000 residents, on Wednesday.

“This government’s inaction on long-term care is leaving too many of our seniors without the care they deserve,” said Baillie. “Seniors and their families rightfully expect long-term care to be available when they need it.”

Baillie said Parrsboro was promised additional long-term care beds in 2006, but that project was cancelled by the NDP upon winning the 2009 provincial election.

The petition says the area has many seniors in need of residential and nursing care homes. It says many seniors are in hospital awaiting placement, and when beds are found they are in other counties – miles from family and friends.

The wait list for long-term care beds has grown to 2,250 people around the province. Baillie said that’s a 50 per cent increase in three years.

 

Organizations: Progressive Conservative Party, NDP

Geographic location: Parrsboro

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  • laura
    November 01, 2012 - 16:45

    90% of care giving in nursing homes is done by CCAs not rns and not lpns,, we need more nursing homes and the chance to acutally get hired at a place more then casual

  • Sockeye
    October 31, 2012 - 20:20

    Mr Baillie can't think out side the box.First he should be thinking of a way to fill the doctor shortage.not to mention the nurses positions.

    • Dave
      November 01, 2012 - 11:30

      Mr Salmon should look outside the can. 3 doctors were just hired last week.

  • Bubba in the Country
    October 31, 2012 - 16:30

    Possibly Mr. Bailey should start looking at staff vacancies particularly relating to LPNs and RNs. If long-term care facilities are having difficulty now in finding these skilled employees, - who does he think is going to take care of the seniors in a long term care facility. It's one thing to note yes there is a big demand for long term care placement - it's another if you don't look at what it takes to run a facility. If he can get more RNs / LPNs into the system - kudos to him it would be beneficial for the aging population in Cumberland.