As the provincial election approaches this summer, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath (hor-vath) is laying out her plans for healthcare in Timmins.

Horwath toured the Timmins and District Hospital yesterday to discuss the region’s healthcare system. TADH says it’s facing a $4.5-million deficit for this budget year.

Horwath says it’s unacceptable that the hospital is having to make so many cutbacks when it has to make infrastructure upgrades.

She says the government needs to make healthcare a priority again.

The hospital says it is waiting to hear back from the ministry on some funding requests to upgrade the Emergency Room. Horwath says her party plans to bring more money to the healthcare system, but didn’t elaborate on where the money would come from.

The provincial election is set for June 7th.