Category Archives: Health

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Nurse Practitioners as One Solution to the New Brunswick Doctor Shortage

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Fredericton – On Monday, April 21st the Government of New Brunswick announced the creation of a $300,000 pilot project designed to remove 2000 New Brunswickers from the physician waitlist. The New Brunswick Medical Society estimates that as many as 50,000 New Brunswickers are without access to primary care. “This project represents mere tinkering at the edges of the system and […]

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Green MLA David Coon wants methadone dispensing fees scrapped

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Video and article at the CBC website   Green Party MLA David Coon plans to press the provincial government during departmental budget estimates over changes to how methadone dispensing fees are paid to pharmacists. The provincial government paid $4.9 million in dispensing fees on behalf of 1,916 clients in 2013-14. That figure does not include people in methadone treatment, who […]

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Environment Minister Responds to Herbicide Question April 8, 2015

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Hon. Mr. Kenny: In response to questions asked by the member for Fredericton South that were taken under advisement, I would like to report to the House today.  With regard to the member’s question, Health Canada is the leading authority in determining the safety of pest control products. All registered pest control products used in New Brunswick have undergone a […]

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Question Period: Youth Mental Health – Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Youth Mental Health     Mr. Coon: My question is for the Minister of Education. To address youth mental health, an Integrated Service Delivery approach for children and youth was instituted at two demonstration sites in 2011—one in Charlotte County and another in the Acadian Peninsula. As a result, children and youth have received more timely and comprehensive services than […]

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MLA struck by cramped quarters at Chalmers hospital – Daily Gleaner, March 7, 2015

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David Coon calling on provincial government to commit to long-term hospital upgrade project ADAM BOWIE THE DAILY GLEANER    With the spacing crunch at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital causing non-essential surgical cancellations and forcing staff to treat patients in hallways and TV rooms, a local MLA is demanding government consider a massive upgrade.   Fredericton-South MLA David Coon who’s […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Bursting at the Seams

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    Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Bursting at the Seams   (FREDERICTON, NB) Last week, the MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, met with John McGarry, the President and CEO of Horizon Health Network to tour the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital (DECH). Mr. Coon was shown firsthand how over-extended the hospital is. In one unit after another patients or their loved […]

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