YUREK ASKS GOVERNMENT FOR TRANSPARENCY ON KNEE AND HIP REPLACEMENT WAIT TIMES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

QUEEN’S PARK – This morning MPP Jeff Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London) questioned the Liberal Government on growing wait times for knee and hip surgery in London and the lack of transparency of wait time records.

“Wait times for knee and hip replacement surgery is on the rise in Southwestern Ontario. The real wait time in London is longer than what is posted by the government. Currently the government only publishes the wait from the date of seeing a surgeon to the date of surgery. The government needs to release the time it takes from an initial diagnosis to the appointment with the surgeon in order to give the full perspective of wait times in the province.” stated MPP Yurek.

The Liberal Government hides this data from Ontarians.

“The Government’s rationing of healthcare has led to an increase in wait times. Ontarians deserve transparency on true wait times.” stated Yurek.

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