Category Archives: Health

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Question Period: Rising Healthcare Costs?: Solutons Staring us in the Face – May 6,2015

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Mr. Coon: The government is constantly asking opposition members for solutions. When it comes to improving health care and reducing costs, solutions are staring the Minister of Health in the face. Yesterday, in my member’s statement, I said that midwives were able to provide 87% of essential care to women and newborns and substantially reduce costs with better  outcomes for […]

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Member’s Statement: Midwifery

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Mr. Speaker, This government has asked for solutions to help the province balance its books. Today is the International Day of the Midwife and I would like to take the opportunity to highlight the role midwives can play in reducing the costs of our health care system. Mid-wives can provide 87% of essential care for women and newborns at an […]

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‘WE HAVE WORK TO DO’ SAYS GREEN PARTY LEADER – KATIE SMITH MIRAMICHI LEADER

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It’s time to fix politics and make New Brunswick’s provincial legislature more representative of the people in the province, said Green party Leader David Coon. Coon, who represents Fredericton South as an MLA, was in Rogersville on April 25 for the party’s annual general meeting and public forum. During an interview with the Miramichi Leader, Coon said fixing politics and […]

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Question Period: Hospitals – April 24, 2015

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Mr. Coon: The Minister of Health intends to privatize the food and cleaning services in our hospitals. When his department looked at this two years ago, it concluded that having a multinational corporation provide those services would be more expensive than providing them through hospital staff. Yet, according to the Telegraph-Journal, the department has given 30 days’ notice of the […]

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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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