Category Archives: Health

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‘We can’t all be wrong’: Nine groups lash out at Medavie plan – Telegraph Journal – September 16 2017

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Author by : TOM BATEMAN Photo by : TOM BATEMAN From left, Tory MLA For Moncton Southwest Sherry Wilson, People’s Alliance leader Kris Austin, NDP leader Jennifer McKenzie, New Brunswick Senior Citizens Federation president Léonard LeBlanc, Green Party candidate in Gagetown-Petitcodiac Marilyn Merritt-Gray, Jean-Luc Bélanger of the Association acadienne et francophone des aînées et aînés du Nouveau-Brunswick and New Brunswick […]

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New splintered public health system in N.B. will hurt, former top doctor says – CBCnews – 18 September 2017

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Author by : CBCNews Photo by : CBCNews Changes the Liberal government has made to New Brunswick’s public health system will hurt more than help, says a former chief medical officer of health. “I had a hard time believing that the government was going ahead with this kind of dismantling of public health,” said Wayne MacDonald, who spent 10 years […]

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Coon calls latest provincial government restructuring a ‘gutting’ – Telegraph Journal – 1 September 2017

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Article by : Robert Williams Photo by : Mathieu Roy-Comeau This is a good example of why we can’t afford to have another majority government in this province. We need, after the next election, a minority government so that a caucus of Greens, for example, could ensure this kind of bad behaviour doesn’t happen anymore. – David Coon Green Party […]

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Province hands extra-mural, tele-care management to Medavie – Times & Transcript – 1 Sepember 2017

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article by: Tom Bateman photo by: Tom Bateman It’s a bad day for health care in New Brunswick – David Coon A controversial new agreement that will see a private, non-profit company take over the province’s home care and tele-care programs was unveiled in Moncton Friday. Health minister Victor Boudreau announced Medavie Health Services New Brunswick will assume responsibility for […]

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Statement by the Green Party Leader on the gutting of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health

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Fredericton – Green Party leader and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon says that Health Minister Victor Boudreau is gutting the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and undermining its ability to promote and protect public health. Yesterday, in a news release, the Minister of Health announced that the Healthy Environments Branch, the Public Health Practice and Population […]

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Greying provinces deserve larger health transfers: Senate report – Daily Gleaner – 6 July 2017

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Article by Adam Huras Photo by Adrian Wyld In the midst of studying the impact of health-care costs on the country’s fastest-aging populations, New Brunswick Sen. Percy Mockler accidentally became the case study. Spending a weekend lugging around cinder blocks to build a new garden bed for his wife Susan at their St. Leonard home, Mockler pinched a nerve in […]

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Alcohol hospitalizations outnumber heart-attacks: report – Telegraph-Journal – 22 June 2017

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Article by Colin McPhail Photo by Ryan Remiorz Saint John • There were more hospitalizations in Canada caused by alcohol than by heart attacks last year, according to alarming statistics in a new report examining the impact of alcohol on Canadians and health care. The Canadian Institute for Health Information report, released Thursday, concluded 212 people were hospitalized daily for […]

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Province has “two-tier” mental health system: critics. Telegraph-Journal – 3 May 2017

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Article by Tom Bateman & John Chilibeck Photo by Tom Bateman “I am deeply disappointed the plan released today contains no actions to reduce the unbelievably long wait time to access mental health care from a counsellor or a psychiatrist. Those with the financial means are seeking help privately or outside of New Brunswick, creating a two-tier mental health care […]

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