Health Care

March 20, 2017

“For a government that promised to both protect front-line services and find efficiencies in health care, cutting this program makes no sense at all.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

March 17, 2017

“It snows in Alberta every winter. There’s a flu outbreak every year. Regular events should not cripple ambulance services.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

March 14, 2017

“Some things are too important for profit to play a role. The collection of life-saving blood products is a critical part of our health care system and introducing a profit motive undermines the safety and security of those vital supplies." Mike Parker, HSAA President

March 13, 2017

"We are pleased to see acknowledgement of many of these issues and a timeline to address funding and staffing, quality of care, and accountability in the sector.” —  Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

March 13, 2017

"For years, OPSEU/NUPGE has campaigned tirelessly to improve conditions inside care facilities for the benefit of patients, their families and workers alike. We look forward to carrying forward that tradition at Waterford." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

March 1, 2017

"Buildings and equipment don't treat patients. Health professionals treat patients." — Val Avery, HSABC President

February 17, 2017

"We know that patients are waiting months for necessary diagnostic testing, and as long as they don’t get a diagnosis that leads to treatment, their physical condition will continue to deteriorate. It is a short-sighted approach to health care." — Val Avery. HSABC President

February 16, 2017

“This government is making ideological cuts which, in many cases, just make the issues worse. The government needs to make changes that won’t just trigger a crisis in another service area.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

February 16, 2017

"Remember, while this is not our immediate struggle, we may need the help of our friends one day when we are in a struggle of our own. It is important to make our friends before we need them." — Scott MacDougall, HSAA Board member – North District 

February 15, 2017

Ready for Anything―a new MGEU ad campaign―highlights the skills and the types of urgent care offered by Manitoba's ambulance and community paramedics.