Health and Community Services

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.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants the premier to answer some straightforward questions about the possible addition of radiation treatment to the services offered by the Corner Brook hospital.

 
NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) had questions in the House of Assembly today about emergency rooms at Eastern Health. She also wants to know what action is being taken on the dangerous levels of silica dust in the mines in Labrador West.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) had questions today in the House of Assembly about the wait list for children whose parents are trying to determine if their children have autism.

 

George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) wrote a letter to the Minister of Health and Community Services asking for a review of regulations concerning personal care homes.

The recommendation comes following Mr. Murphy’s visit to the Cambridge Estates personal care home during a blackout on Saturday, January 4.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the Home Support Program, a paid family caregiver program announced in the House of Assembly yesterday, is not the solution the province’s families need.

 

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

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

 

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

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

New Canadian Forces helicopters from Sikorsky, the same manufacturer of the helicopter that crashed off St. John’s in 2009, are required to have a thirty-minute run dry capability.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says nurses in the province are overworked and underappreciated; she adds the situation has been going on for long enough that government should have developed some solutions.

 

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