Hudak/Barrett will increase health spending by $6.1 billion

For Immediate Release:
May 24, 2011

Dunnville – It’s time the Ontario government moves health care money out of waste and administration and into care for people.

Today, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak announced that his party’s top funding priority will be health care and pledged to increase annual investments by $6.1 billion.

“We all understand how important our health services are,” said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. “Our society is aging and needs quality, reliable health care.”

The health care priorities released today by the Ontario PCs will include:

Introducing a rigorous system of patient satisfaction and health outcome measures;
Improving health care for Ontario seniors with 40,000 new and renovated long-term care beds;
Increasing investments in home care, and giving families more control over services;
Bringing more doctors to the communities that need them. Encouraging doctors, nurses and physician assistants to work collaboratively in under-services areas to meet patients’ needs, and increasing residency placements for medical students from Ontario who have training outside Canada and want to return home to practice;
Getting rid of unnecessary administration, including LHINs, and reinvesting that funding into care for patients.

“Under Dalton McGuinty, over a billion taxpayer dollars have been wasted in eHealth, LHINs, administration and failed projects that could have been used for patients,” Barrett said. “We must put the focus of the health care system back where it belongs – on the taxpayer.”


For more information, please contact MPP Toby Barrett at: (416) 325-8404,

(519) 428-0446 or 1-800-903-8629