PC government would replace long-term care centre in Stephenville-Port au Port/Bay St. George Area: Wakeham | PC Party of NL

PC government would replace long-term care centre in Stephenville-Port au Port/Bay St. George Area: Wakeham

(January 25, 2021) – Tony Wakeham, PC Candidate for Stephenville-Port au Port, and Gary Bishop, PC Candidate for St. George’s-Humber, say a PC government will replace the existing long-term care centre in the Stephenville-Port au Port/Bay St. George if their party wins the election on February 13.

Opened in 1976, this long-term care facility is one of the oldest in the province, says Wakeham. As part of a PC government’s plan for equitable access to healthcare across the province, a replacement for the existing facility must be found.

Immediately upon taking office, the Tories pledge to conduct a feasibility study to determine how many beds are required, including a modernized protective care unit, and what other services are needed.

“The study is not about determining whether the building should be replaced. It’s about finding the best path forward for the replacement,” said Wakeham.

“With an aging population, seniors in the Stephenville-Port au Port, Bay St. George and surrounding areas deserve the best care government can offer,” said Gary Bishop, PC Candidate for St. George’s-Humber.

PC Party leader Ches Crosbie supported his candidates’ commitment to replacing the long-term care facility.

“Tony Wakeham and Gary Bishop are top quality candidates who fight tirelessly for the people they represent,” said Crosbie.

“I’m excited to work with them to begin the process of bringing a new long-term care center to this region.”
 

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Monday, January 25, 2021
“Tony Wakeham and Gary Bishop are top quality candidates who fight tirelessly for the people they represent,” said Crosbie.
PC government would replace long-term care centre in Stephenville-Port au Port/Bay St. George Area: Wakeham