This is an extreme frustration. We have areas in the city, homes and addresses, where home care will not go. They say it's for occupational health and safety reasons, and these addresses get on a list that never gets revised. Essentially the inner city becomes blocked for home care services, because people won't go there to provide those services, and then they wonder why they go to the hospital in order to get basic care. It's a travesty. It's criminal, I think; yet, there are other people who have the outreach and the harm reduction skills who can go and work with the population. We need to partner people, and if they don't have the confidence or the skill set to provide services in different neighbourhoods, then get people who can. These people need the care.
On February 21st, 2019. See this statement in context.