The NDP are pledging to replace the Wolfville Nursing Home in 2014-2015 if they’re elected Oct. 8.
Premier Darrell Dexter said that 67 beds at the Wolfville location will be replaced. The NDP say they will commit $16 million in the 2014-2015 budget, if elected, to replace the 67 long-term care beds in Wolfville and three other nursing homes across the province. They are also pledging to replace several other nursing homes the following year.
“The NDP is standing up for seniors and their families by making sure they have long-term care options that provide the care they need in a home as comfortable as the one they’re leaving,” said Dexter.
NDP candidate Ramona Jennex says today’s announcement demonstrates the NDP’s commitment to making life better for seniors and their families.
“The NDP has worked hard in the past four years to make things better for Nova Scotia's seniors,” said Jennex. “I'm proud of that record: we've made life more affordable for seniors, made it easier for seniors to stay in their homes and we've built a thousand new long-term care beds. The NDP's commitment to building the new Wolfville Nursing Home, with 67 replacement long-term care beds is just another step forward for seniors in our community.
Jennex is running in Kings South.