Local MP Niki Ashton released her latest MP report where she addressed Health Care issues in Northern Manitoba as well as her visit to the annual general meeting of the Northern Manitoba Regional Health Authority in Flin Flon to follow up on the health concerns of our region.
Ashton says we are very fortunate to have so many dedicated healthcare professionals in our region but these workers and their patients face many challenges.
People in our region have trouble accessing healthcare in ways that other Canadians don’t and this is due to the fact that many medical services are not available in our communities requiring people to travel long distances for treatment.
Ashton also talked about Abraham Donkey a heart Patient that died on a bus while going to a medical appointment and was not able to get an escort. She asked Prime Minster Trudeau to follow up with an investigation to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
The long term solution is to have more medical services available in our region and there are signs of progress particularly with the announcement of the new hospital in Norway House.
Ashton Concluded by saying that there is still a long way to go and she will continue to fight for improved health care in Northern Manitoba.