The Nova Scotia government needs to "come clean and admit there is a crisis so together we can start working on a solution." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
Halifax (07 Feb. 2018) — Stephen McNeil and the Nova Scotia Liberals have turned their backs on patients, families, nurses, health care professionals, and doctors who have all been telling him there is a crisis in health care. A new NSGEU on-line campaign spells it out for the McNeil Liberals and asks them to stop denying the health care crisis and finally be part of the solution.
New campaign Spellitout.ca launches today, February 7
"Stephen McNeil and his Liberal government have created chaos in our hospitals, stranded more than 100,000 people without a family doctor, and seniors are struggling without the long-term care they need — yet McNeil continues to deny that there is a crisis in health care," said Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE). "The Nova Scotia Liberals own this crisis, and patient care is suffering around the province. It's time for the impact of their crisis to be spelled out for them."
Nova Scotia Liberals hiding from health care crisis they created
Families with loved ones needing mental health supports are left waiting. Hallway medicine has become the rule rather than the exception. Seniors with complex health care needs, who in the past could get a long-term care bed, are being sent home to use a home care system that is bursting at the seams.
Stephen McNeil and the Nova Scotia Liberals continue to deny there is a crisis in health care.
NSGEU/NUPGE wants to work toward health care solutions
"Everyone who works in health care says there is a crisis, anyone who has sat for hours in an emergency department to get their prescription refilled says there is a crisis, yet Stephen McNeil and the Nova Scotia Liberals would rather bury their collective heads in the sand than admit they've created chaos and pushed health care into crisis. They need to come clean and admit there is a crisis so together we can start working on a solution," said MacLean.
"I mean, do they really need a kid to spell it out for them?"
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. — NUPGE