A town hall forum was held at the Métis Hall here in The Pas a few weeks ago where residents had the opportunity to bring up concerns that they had regarding health care in Northern Manitoba to The Pas MLA Amanda Lathlin.
Lathlin says some of the concerns brought up were long wait times in the ER waiting room, the need to have access to health care services within our region rather than having to send patients to Winnipeg for treatment and jurisdictional issues in regards to access to provincial health care on reserves such as disability services.
Lathlin went on to say that holding these town hall hearings is important because she will be able to share these concerns with the minister of health in an effort to make positive changes to the health care system.
Lathlin was supposed to conduct the hearing alongside NDP Leader Wab Kinew but he did not arrive until much later due to a delay. Lathlin and Kinew will be bringing these concerns to The Manitoba Legislature on March 7th.