Advisory: NDP introduces urgent Health Care Review resolution
The NDP Caucus is looking for support from other members of the House of Assembly for a Private Member’s Motion that would involve a review of the province’s health care system.
The Critic for Health Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) will introduce the motion today after Question Period in the House of Assembly. St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers will second the motion.
The motion reads, “be it resolved that Government undertake an independent, external review of health care, to be conducted by an eminent expert recognized in the field of health care delivery, with the goal of maintaining quality health care into the future.”
The province’s serious financial situation has caused Government to predict a decline in program expenses of 0.85% per annum or $376 million over the next 6 years, which could result in tens of millions of dollars cut from health care each year. The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) has called for an independent, expert review of the province’s health care facilities and services based on wide consultation in the health sector.