Eastern Health

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government is wrong to point fingers at health care workers as it tries to make excuses for the staffing problems at the new St. John’s Long-Term Care facility. Eastern Health has been unable to identify enough workers to open all the beds in the new building, and has placed some patients in a privately-owned facility.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health & Community Services critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is mystified as to why government permitted Eastern Health to make an abrupt addition today to the duties of Registered Nurses at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s. Michael says assigning blood collection work to the highly-trained RNs, who already overworked, seems counterproductive.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know the status of resident care at a new facility in her district. The new longterm care facility, which replaced the former Hoyles-Escasoni complex, opened in September of last year.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants government to find out what is going on with breast cancer testing for Eastern Health. In February, the then-Health Minister and then-head of Eastern Health held news conferences to reveal problems with testing.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know how bad emergency room experiences have to get before they receive some serious attention from government. Michael, who is also the NDP Health Critic, says people are still enduring lengthy wait times and other symptoms of an under-resourced system.

 

Today in the House of Assembly NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) asked the government to get more involved with planning a way forward for the Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Mill.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) continued to pose questions centred around last week’s announcement that Eastern Health will cut more than 500 positions over the next year.

Michael asked the minister for the names of hospitals used in the benchmarking exercise.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know what sort of analysis Eastern Health did before concluding that massive reductions in the workforce are necessary – and why this information cannot be shared with the public.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

Today in the House of Assembly NDP leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) asked questions of the minister of health and the premier.

Referencing the job cuts in Eastern Health, Michael asked the minister to clearly outline how her department is going to monitor how changes to ensure patient care will not be negatively affected.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) questioned government today on how the quality of patient care at Eastern Health will be maintained in the face of the announcement today that 385 positions will be lost to attrition over the next two years.

 

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