MLA Slams Liberals for Broken Health Care
The MLA for Cumberland North is frustrated that the Legislature closed yesterday with no effort to fix the province’s broken health care system.
Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin says, “Constituents and all Nova Scotians that don’t have a family doctor, are waiting months for mental health supports or are waiting for a surgery are turning to their elected officials asking for help but this Liberal government did nothing this session for healthcare.”
The rookie MLA says, “It’s disappointing that the Legislature ended yesterday and we’re no closer to fixing the healthcare system.”
Smith-McCrossin says the Conservative Caucus brought real healthcare solutions to the legislature.
She remains critical of the McNeil government because there’s no sign of improvement and no plan to address the crisis. Emergency room closures around the province, including Pugwash, are happening regularly and no solutions are being offered.
Smith-McCrossin, a nurse who is married to a doctor, says, “Fixing the healthcare system isn’t a one part solution. We need to work with frontline healthcare professionals who know the system and know where it breaks down for patients.”