Category Archives: Health

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Budget Speech – 10 February 2017

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A budget represents an annual opportunity to make deliberate spending decisions to take positive action that will protect and empower the citizens of New Brunswick. I have spoken to those priorities which I know are shared by many of my constituents. Here are videos of the budget debate broken down into each topic of priority. Economic Transition Mr. Speaker, a […]

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Update: No set plan to free up NB hospital beds. Telegraph Journal – 5 March 2017

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John Chilibeck “We know there’s a big issue with seniors staying in hospital beds when they don’t need to be there,” Coon said during a session of the standing committee on estimates. “It’s an expensive thing for us.” FREDERICTON • Diane Robichaud has been waiting nearly two years for her husband Emile to be placed in a nursing home, and […]

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Privatising management of hospital services a mistake – 3 February 2017

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South is dismayed at the government’s move to parcel out hospital services management to Sodexo. “The Gallant government has decided to privatize the management of our hospital services at the expense of 280 full time jobs,” said Coon. “This is a big mistake.” British […]

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Hospice Fredericton Tour

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On October 3, 2016, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick had the opportunity to tour the Hospice Fredericton, a community-based facility that provides a safe and peaceful residence for patients requiring end-of-life care. Open since April 2016, the facility is the first residential hospice in the capital region and the second […]

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