Health and Community Services

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Leader of the Third Party.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

Christopher Mitchelmore, the NDP MHA for The Straits-White Bay North had more questions for the Minister of Health today in the House of Assembly. He says he didn’t get the answers he was looking for.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

Mr. Speaker, it is our understanding from discussions with people inside Eastern Health that the wireless patient monitoring machines being used at the Health Sciences Centre were removed from two places in Quebec and are not used elsewhere in the country.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill–Quidi Vidi), is pleased the provincial government is addressing emergency room wait time concerns, but says there are other questions yet to be answered.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is “shocked” that Health Minister Susan Sullivan is ignoring the advice and concerns of medical and health professionals when it comes to upgrading the helicopters used in the province’s Medical Flight Program.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) had strong words for Premier Kathy Dunderdale on the value of keeping promises.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is calling on the province’s premier to stand firm against the federal government’s proposed drastic changes to federal health care funding.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) pointed to recent reports from the Burin Peninsula about facilities for patients with dementia as a sign that the government must act soon on the long-term care and homecare strategy it has been promising for years.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) today continued her call for the provincial government to deal with the “extremely disturbing” wait lists that continue to plague the healthcare system in this province.

 

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