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Press Release: Statement issued to Media by Durham Region Stroke Recovery Group, Whitby, Ont.

June27, 2017

Despite new healthcare law passed at Queens Park in 2016 the Wynne Liberal Government continues to discriminate against our adults by denying much needed and time sensitive OHIP funded stroke treatment/physiotherapy to our Post-Stroke Patients/Survivors between the ages of 20 and 64.

This age discrimination is preventing our adults from returning to work or continuing their Post-Secondary studies. Our adults are huge contributors to Ontario Society and are deserving of proper and timely healthcare/treatment after suffering a stroke.

The Durham Region Stroke Recovery Group request Premier Kathleen Wynne to release Implementation details of Bill 9, “Improving Post-Stroke Physiotherapy for All Act2016”, all prior to calling the next Ontario General Election or before July 12, 2017, whichever date occurs first.

We are hopeful that the Wynne government will cooperate with our request for the sake of all Ontario stroke survivors. Stalling on implementation of this new healthcare law is hurting thousands in Ontario.

Steve Madeley, President
Jim McEwen, Vice-President
Durham Region Stroke Recovery Group
1850 Rossland Road East
Whitby, Ontario