TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ -
Just weeks after getting caught withholding important pathology error
information from the public and admitting to hosting 'secret' and
'illegal' meetings, Dalton McGuinty's Erie-St. Clair Local Health
Integration Network (LHIN) has wasted $10,900 to hire two employees from
Disney to deliver a 90-minute presentation to LHIN bureaucrats. This
works out to a speaking fee of $7,266 per hour.
The Disney presentation is part of the Erie-St. Clair's conference,
which is being held at the swanky Caesars Casino in Windsor this
September. Conference organizers estimate 400 health bureaucrats will
attend the one-day conference at a cost of $125 each. In addition to the
estimated $50,000 in registration fees, Ontario families can also expect
to pick up the tab for hotel rooms, meal and travel expenses.
Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Caucus are calling on Dalton McGuinty to
ensure not one healthcare dollar is wasted on a Disney seminar. As
Premier, Hudak will eliminate Dalton McGuinty's wasteful and
scandal-plagued LHIN bureaucracy and reinvest the health care dollars
they waste back into frontline patient care.
"Dalton McGuinty's secretive, unaccountable LHINs continue to waste
healthcare dollars while contributing nothing to frontline health care.
The real 'Quest for Quality' begins with scrapping the LHINs, not a
Disney's magical gathering for LHIN bureaucrats."
Ontario PC Finance Critic
"Dalton McGuinty's LHIN bureaucrats are already well experienced in
running a Mickey Mouse operation. They've been mismanaging and wasting
hundreds of millions of Ontario healthcare dollars for years."
Miller, Ontario PC Finance Critic
To date, Dalton McGuinty's LHIN bureaucracies have wasted $250 million
health care dollars on salaries and administration, handed out $7
million health care dollars in untendered contracts and wasted $250
million on an Aging at Home strategy that failed
to reduce long-term care and alternate-level-of-care wait times.
In just four years, the number of executives at the Erie-St. Clair
LHIN making more than $100,000 per year has more than doubled with
over $1,057,000 local health care dollars now being diverted to their
salaries alone. This includes the Erie-St. Clair LHIN CEO who has been
handed $98,000 in raises during this time.
SOURCE TIM HUDAK, LEADER, PC PARTY OF ONTARIO
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