Health & Community Services

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health and Community Services Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) wants to know why there has been nothing but silence from government regarding an important report submitted to it last week by the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women Critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP Critic for Justice and the Status of Women says that while the province’s new abortion buffer zone legislation doesn’t go quite as far as she would have liked, she is delighted to see that government kept its promise and included protection for all employees of abortion clinics in the regulations.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

On Friday, the country’s premiers will meet with the Prime Minister; part of that discussion will be the money Ottawa transfers to the provinces for health care. Today in the House of Assembly, NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says unregulated boarding and rooming houses are notorious for the substandard living conditions they provide for some of the province’s most vulnerable people. In addition to the exorbitant rates landlords charge government, she says, this type of housing also leads to increased costs for health care.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health and Community Services Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says the way the province delivers home care is inconsistent at best and endangering seniors at worst.

People who need care at home after a hospital stay are frequently not assessed for the level of care they will need until after they go home and are left hanging in the interim time period.

 
NDP Health & Community Services Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says there are still major problems with the staffing levels at the St. John’s Long-Term Care Facility.

 
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 & Community Services Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says it is incredible that the new long-term care facility in St. John’s still has 29 empty beds at a time when there is desperate need – and unforgiveable that plans were not made for appropriate staffing.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) has a few choice words about changes to the Adult Dental Plan announced in a news release sent out by government just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Government has raised the ceiling on dental coverage, as often requested by Michael and colleague NDP Seniors Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre).

 

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