In Flin Flon Tuesday Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew said people see a need to bring more health care services to the north. He explained the basic idea is they want health care to be closer to home for people in the north especially for primary care like your doctor appointments things like that, that way when you do have to travel it’s more for the surgeries and the visits to specialists and things like that. He said that’s something they want to do first to improve health care in the north and then the second is to focus on programs like the Northern Patient Transportation Program, like Lifeflight air ambulances for when people do have to travel south. Kinew adds the NDP will cancel the privatization of Lifeflight to ensure service is available when and where needed.
Kinew met with city council and Hudbay in Flin Flon, teachers in Cranberry Portage and nurses in The Pas.