For instance, the province announced in April it will spend $156 million to “expand” physiotherapy services to 200,000 people.
Local Community Care Access Centres would now allocate more services, while spending less money.
But physiotherapists were quick to point out the government is actually cutting its budget, as last year’s expenditure on OHIP physiotherapy in long-term care homes, in-home and at clinics was $200+ million.
They say seniors in long-term care will have access to half the care they receive today when the budget is slashed from $110 million to $58 million on Aug. 1.
Which spin to believe? Is it an expansion or major cut?