Health and Community Services

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says it is long past time for this province to catch up to new developments in diagnosing and treating cystic fibrosis. She has written to Health and Community Services Minister Susan Sullivan urging her to show leadership in the fight against CF.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

As nurses and supporters gather in Lewisporte, NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) sends them her support.

“I was very sorry I was unable to accept the invitation to participate in their demonstration,” Michael said today. “In response to their invitation, however, I was happy to send a message to the nurses.”

 
NDP MHA Gerry Rogers

NDP Critic for Aging and Seniors Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants to know why the department of Health and Community Services is denying an 89-year old veteran a subsidy she is entitled to for assistance in living in a long-term care facility.

 

NDP MHA Christopher Mitchelmore (The Straits-White Bay North) has written directly to the minister of health, seeking a solution for an 80-year-old man in his district who must travel twice weekly to Corner Brook for hemodialysis, despite the fact that the dialysis unit 20 minutes from his home is underutilized.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says it is long past time for government to find solutions for the provincial crisis in urology.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) raised the plight of refugees in the House of Assembly today. The federal government recently announced plans to end medical care at the end of this month for refugees who have sought a safe haven in Canada.

 
NDP MHA Gerry Rogers

NDP Critic for Seniors and Aging Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants to know whether clients denied one support program are routinely informed they might qualify for another.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's Centre.

MS ROGERS: Mr. Speaker, seniors have contacted us saying that their 65Plus drug cards were cancelled because they were no longer eligible for –

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Oh, oh!

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

 

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.

 

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