Lisa Gretzky MPP, for Windsor West

Government of Ontario

Government Allowing Dangerously Overcrowded Conditions in Windsor Hospitals: MPP Gretzky

Published on February 23, 2017

MPP Lisa Gretzky called on Premier Kathleen Wynne during question period to end the overcrowding at Windsor hospitals by providing them with enough resources to meet the needs of the community.

“For months, hospitals in Windsor have been bursting at the seams,” said Gretzky. “Patients who already face long wait times are waiting even longer—some are even being admitted without a bed. Hospitals are forced to choose between performing a surgery and admitting a patient.”

Recently, as many as 43 patients at Windsor Regional Hospital have been admitted without a bed in addition to the more than 20 surgeries that have been cancelled.

“Will the Premier finally admit that her government has let patients down, and commit to providing enough funding to allow our hospitals to meet the needs of their community?” asked Gretzky.