The NDP have grossly underestimated the cost of their proposed changes at City Hospital in Saskatoon. They pegged the cost of 40 more acute care beds at $16.6 million. The actual cost is more like $66 million.
That's because the NDP estimated the cost of an acute care bed at $355 per day. The Ministry of Health and Canadian Institute for Health Information confirm the approximate cost of an acute bed in Saskatchewan is $1,303 per day.
We’ve seen this before. The NDP makes big promises in election campaigns on health care and then fail to deliver, like when they closed 1,000 hospital beds.
Here’s our record:
- $1.2 billion in health care infrastructure, including a new Children’s Hospital, the new Moose Jaw hospital, a new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford and 15 new long-term care facilities.
- From the longest to now the shortest surgical waits in Canada
- Progress on ER waits
The NDP do so much talk on health care but have absolutely no record or ability to deliver. Let’s never go back.