MLA Tom Lindsey told the Manitoba Legislature last week about the recent health care public meeting he held in Flin Flon. He said there were immense concerns about the doctor shortages, lack of mental health supports and the increasing vacancy rate of health care professionals. He told them we have only two doctors and no nurse practitioners and at the public meeting they heard many concerns regarding the increasing vacancies of numerous health care positions in Flin Flon. Lindsey explained the Northern Regional Health Authority postings currently show 20 nursing positions, 11 health care aide positions, 10 mental health and home care professionals, 1 psychologist position and numerous other administrative positions that are vacant and looking for applicants and this is just in Flin Flon never mind the rest of the region.
Lindsey stated the lack of health care support in Flin Flon is at a crisis right now and we look to government to take action by delivering more doctors and nurse practitioners to the north.