Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford has vowed to create 30,000 long-term care beds if elected premier in the June election.
Ford made the announcement Friday at a pre-campaign stop in Sarnia, where he also spoke out against supervised injection sites.
The PCs committed to creating 15,000 beds within five years, and 30,000 over the next 10 years.
“To all our great front-line healthcare workers, the doctors, nurses,… help is on its way, resources are on (their) way, but most importantly, we’re going to start listening,” Ford said.
The PCs say the measure will ease pressure on hospitals by providing care space for Ontario’s rapidly expanding senior population.
Ford’s campaign did not say what the proposal will cost.