Matt Richter, MPP candidate for Parry Sound – Muskoka in the 2022 election,
is calling on the provincial government to finally commit the money to build the hospitals Bracebridge and Huntsville so desperately need. “We are calling on the Ford government to stop playing politics with our healthcare. After a two-and-a-half year wait, the time is now to commit the funding to our hospitals in Huntsville and Bracebridge,” says Richter.
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare has been waiting since the fall of 2019 for a response from the provincial government regarding funding for its two new hospitals. The plans for the two new hospitals have been in the works since 2012 with a target completion date of 2036 for both sites.
“We’re seeing funding announcements for hospitals coming down across the province, but where is the fairness for communities?” said Matt Richter. “The pandemic has shown us that chronic underfunding in healthcare impacts our whole economy. Let’s get the hospitals built and get the people of Muskoka what they deserve”