News Archive: Health Care/Personal Care Homes

The Manitoba Chambers Call for Strong Leadership in Healthcare for Manitobans – Announces Special Committee

The Manitoba Chambers Call for Strong Leadership in Healthcare for Manitobans – Announces Special Committee

“Health care is the number one priority of Manitobans, and we are pleased that the government has highlighted this in the Throne Speech,” said Manitoba Chambers of Commerce CEO, Graham Starmer. “ There are positive signals in the promised direction, which we are pleased to see, but there needs to be much more substantive leadership and citizen and business input. Given that over 43% of the budget is spent on healthcare, we need to be assured that these funds are used in the most efficient and measureable way to provide the best standard of care.” [Click on Pic to learn more]

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The Manitoba Chambers Call for Strong Leadership in Healthcare for Manitobans – Announces Special Committee

New Air Transport Program will Ensure Patient Comfort and Safety While Travelling to Winnipeg for Medical Care: Oswald

Under the new air transport initiative, regular flights will be scheduled for patients facing longer ambulance rides of two and half hours or more from their local hospital or personal-care home to Winnipeg for testing and treatment. Each flight will be able to accommodate up to four patients and will be staffed with two paramedics and two pilots. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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The Manitoba Chambers Call for Strong Leadership in Healthcare for Manitobans – Announces Special Committee

“Selinger Tries To Cover Up Home Care Bungling” Progressive Conservatives

“Twelve years ago, Greg Selinger and the NDP promised to end hallway medicine in six months. They broke that promise,” says Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader Hugh McFadyen. “At the doors during the election, home care clients have been telling us for weeks that the NDP had cut back their service.” [Click on Pic to learn more]

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The Manitoba Chambers Call for Strong Leadership in Healthcare for Manitobans – Announces Special Committee

“Selinger to Expand Best Home Care Program in Canada with Doctors, Nurse Practitioners” NDP

Today’s NDP will expand home care with new hospital home teams to provide specialized services for seniors who would otherwise have to remain in hospital. The expansion will include a team of hospital professionals who will make home visits to seniors with fragile health issues in need of regular monitoring and specialized care, which are currently only available in a hospital. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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The Manitoba Chambers Call for Strong Leadership in Healthcare for Manitobans – Announces Special Committee

“McFadyen Will Build New Personal Care Home in Dauphin” Progressive Conservatives

In February of 2011 the NDP government promised $200 million to build personal care home beds but had no plan for how the funding would be allocated. A McFadyen government will actually keep this promise to add new personal care home beds to our long-term care system, and would fund the commitment for a new personal care home in Dauphin from these funds. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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