Lise Vaugeois MPP, Thunder Bay–Superior North

Government of Ontario

NDP urges Ford to address crisis in hospitals as paediatric ICU beds fill up

Published on November 15, 2022

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Health critic France Gélinas issued the following statement in response to reports that all paediatric intensive care beds in the province are occupied:

“It’s alarming that all 112 paediatric ICU beds in the province are occupied, and even more children require intensive care. Imagine having a little one sick enough to take to the hospital and worrying about whether there will be a bed available if your child is ill enough to be admitted to intensive care. That’s terrifying for families.

Ontario’s hospitals crisis is getting worse by the day, even if Doug Ford refuses to acknowledge it. The government must take urgent action to address the distress signals coming out of hospitals, and especially children’s hospitals. We should address the staffing crisis, including ripping up Bill 124, promote COVID and flu vaccination, and start showing respect to our health care professionals.”