Saskatchewan Party Simply Recycles Same Old Health Care Promises ... Over and Over and Over ...
“At the same time, a Saskatchewan Party government will focus our health care dollars and resources on reducing waiting lists and make sure Saskatchewan people get the health care they need when they need it.”
Saskatchewan Party 2007 Election Promises
Two years later, nothing has been ventured nor accomplished in their campaign promise. Thinking that enough time has elapsed and hoping that Saskatchewan citizens have short memories, the Wall government has dragged out the exact same promise in yesterdays Throne Speech:
"Now, is time to set another ambitious goal in Health care.
For many years, there has been a surgical backlog in Saskatchewan.
This has created unacceptably long wait times for Saskatchewan patients.
My government recently received the final report of the 'Patient
First Review;, and during this session, we will outline our
response to he recommendations of this report.
As a result of the excellent work of Mr. Tony Dagnone, and in
response to he unacceptable surgical backlog, my government
has set a bold, new goal.
Over the next four years, we will reduce surgical wait times in
Saskatchewan to no longer than three months.
The plan to achieve this goal will be outlined during this
2009 Saskatchewan Speech From The Throne
-New Democratic Opposition
.. and by the way, my blogging colleague at 'Humble Opinion' has a great post on how the Wall government is completely ignoring Rural Saskatchewan's health issues now that they assume that they have rural votes in the bag ....