Andrea Horwath was in Sudbury to highlight recent occupancy rates in hospitals and to hear from a local woman, Roberte Cunningham.

Cunningham spent three weeks at Health Sciences North with extreme abdominal pain and spent half of that time in a shower/storage space.

Documents obtained from Health Sciences North shows the hospital was forced to use unconventional make shift-beds every day in both acute and mental health units between January and May of this year.

Cunningham says she deals with a number of conditions and during her stay she tripped over a piece of equipment that was being stored in her room.

Horwath says if the NDP are elected, at the very bare minimum they will fund hospitals to inflation.

Horwath says Health Sciences North was over 100 per cent capacity in acute and mental health units almost every day between January and May of this year including at 131 per cent occupancy on May 31st.