With funding for the Renfrew County Virtual Triage And Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) expiring on March 31st, the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke NDP is taking action to support long-term funding for the service. Over the next couple of weeks, the local NDP is organizing canvasses across the riding to collect petition signatures to support the service. Image above: RC VTAC profile on Facebook.
The push to save the RC VTAC has the support of Ontario NDP Leader Marit Stiles. “The staffing crisis that Ford’s Conservatives created in our health care system has left 25,000 people in Renfrew County without a family doctor,” Stiles said. “Models like the VTAC are the kinds of solutions this government should be supporting to connect people to the care they need.”
“When we heard about the expiration of RC VTAC funding, we knew we had to take real action. We know how important this service is for our community. The NDP will always be here to support rural healthcare funding.” – Kurt Stoll, 2022 Provincial Election Candidate
“As a resident of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, I am proud to support the NDP’s efforts to secure long-term funding for the Renfrew County Virtual Triage And Assessment Centre. Access to quality healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and this service has been critical in ensuring that our rural community has access to the care they need.” – Dez Bair-Patel, President of the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke NDP
Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke NDP(2023,Mar.15) Local NDP taking action to support RC VTAC [media release]