In the Manitoba Legislature Flin Flon MLA Tom Lindsey again raised concerns about the shortage of health care professionals in the Flin Flon Snow Lake area. He tabled a letter he sent to the Minster of Health on February 20th with no reply so again invited him in a statement in the Legislature. He asked the Minister to come to Flin Flon on April 13th to listen to people from the communities, to take positive action to provide access to medical care people need, be it doctors in clinics, aides in seniors homes or support for workers for the disabled. He stated we need them to stop just looking north and start acting immediately to create solutions to our health care professional shortage in the north.
Lindsey adds the Northern Health Region has said they’re only following the government’s austerity expectations.