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CanadaChristine Elliott downplays Premier Ford's health care comments

20:00  15 july  2019
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Christine Elliott downplays Premier Ford's health care comments © Provided by Ontario Deputy Premier Christine Elliott talks with journalists following Question Period at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Elliott says a large ad campaign urging Toronto residents to be wary of vaccinations is "very concerning." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO — Ontario's health minister says it may take longer than the year promised by Premier Doug Ford to end overcrowding within the province's hospitals.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says the problem — which has resulted in thousands of patients being treated in hospital hallways for a number of years — is complex.

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Christine Elliott made the comments today as she addressed a gathering of health - care executives organized Ontario’ s health minister says the province will address hospital overcrowding issues but any Premier Doug Ford promised during the spring election to create 15,000 long-term care beds

Ford said last week that his government would end hallway medicine within the next 12 months.

Elliott says addressing the issue will require the government to build more long-term care spaces, improve addictions and mental-health funding, and address hospital patient flows.

The Ontario Health Coalition says Ford will not be able to fulfil his promise because the latest provincial budget did not have the funding required to build capacity within the system.

The advocacy group says current health spending does not keep pace with the rate of inflation or the province's aging population.

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