Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili met with the We Want Birth Committee while in Flin Flon last week. He commented on the need to resume obstetric services at Flin Flon General Hospital. He says you realize that it’s really important to have those obstetrical services close to where people live, close to where they want to deliver, close to where they’ve got their support. He notes one of the big challenges is you go out to The Pas or you go down to PA to deliver who’s taking care of your other kids, that’s the kind of reality that people are facing and so that’s why he thinks Saskatchewan needs to step up, work alongside the Manitoba government and come up with a plan on how do we make sure that we’ve got doctors with the ability to do obstetrics right here in Flin Flon to serve both the Manitoba and Saskatchewan side.
Meili added it’s a service that crosses the provinces so the responsibility should also cross provincial lines.