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NRHA: Flin Flon Delivery Suspension Not Money Related

The suspension of obstetrical delivery services in Flin Flon has nothing to do budget cuts; that’s according to the Northern Regional Health Authority.


The health region says that the closure is about patient safety, and has nothing to do with costs or money spent elsewhere.


The NRHA issued what they’re referring to as a fact sheet in response to community efforts, led by MLA’s and MP’s, asking the Pallister Government to reinstate the program.


Accord to the information from the health region, the past year has seen “unreliable unpredictable and unsustainable obstetrical delivery service due to lack of consistent obstetrical covering since the departure of Flin Flon’s lone obstetrician”.


The ward is set to close Sunday morning at 8:00am, and the suspension will be revisited once the Provincial women’s health clinical service plan has been completed in 2019.



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