Health and Community Services

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) had more questions regarding government’s provision of dental care to residents of the province. Yesterday, Michael and a denturist held a news conference about the massive failure of a program which should make it possible for people to get the dentures they need.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants the current health minister to explain the many things that have gone wrong with the Adult Dental Program. She says patients and dental professionals alike are frustrated with long wait times and unclear procedures.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) spoke to media today about the chaos the government is causing for hundreds of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who have been told they qualify for dentures but feel betrayed because of increased red tape and processing delays that are often so long the claims expire and must be resubmitted.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the current Finance minister’s willingness to entertain a proposal to open a casino in the province not only flies in the face of past government policy, it raises concerns about the existing treatment options for people with gambling addictions.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says she has heard one too many stories of people being forced to recover from surgery in hospital corridors, and she wants government to take some responsibility in addressing the root causes.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

Today in the House of Assembly. NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) continued her advocacy for improved senior care.

“Many seniors requiring residential care have difficulty advocating for themselves. Many of their families have difficulty advocating on their behalf,” Michael said in the House of Assembly today.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants the minister of Health and Community Services to reveal the waitlists for long-term care beds in the province. She also chided the minister for a remark yesterday that showed his non-understanding of people’s financial realities.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the needs for long-term care spaces are continue to grow while government does little or nothing to deal with the realities of an aging demographic.

“The opening of the new Hoyles-Escasoni long-term care facility will provide 67 extra long-term care beds,” Michael said in the House of Assembly today.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) attended a protest organized by parents of children with autism this morning. Michael brought some of their concerns to Question Period in the House of Assembly this afternoon.

 

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