Manitobans can’t belief Conservatives to repair well being care: Opposition NDP – Winnipeg

The Manitoba NDP unveiled its “Various Throne Speech” on Thursday. The plan, which comes out…

Manitobans can’t belief Conservatives to repair well being care: Opposition NDP – Winnipeg

The Manitoba NDP unveiled its “Various Throne Speech” on Thursday. The plan, which comes out earlier than the Progressive Conservatives ship the precise Throne Speech on Nov. 15, lays out the methods the Opposition would go about addressing issues they imagine matter most to Manitoba residents.

This yr, the NDP are centered on addressing issues inside the well being care system.

Chief of the Manitoba NDP Wad Kinew instructed reporters one of many means they would cut back wait occasions is by rising the provision of clinics.

“What we’re proposing to do is to increase hours on the ACCESS Clinic on the Grace Hospital from 6:00 a.m. till midnight every day,” defined Kinew.

“We might work with nurse practitioners (NPs) to make sure that there are NPs onsite, to ship the type of high quality well being care that you just, your youngsters and your loved ones want if you want it.”

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Kinew says this straightforward change may scale back wait occasions in emergency departments as households would have extra flexibility on the subject of going to a clinic earlier than college begins, or after you get off work within the night.

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The NDP tasks that increasing hours on the Grace Hospital ACCESS Clinic will price roughly $1 million, and if elected they might increase this system throughout Winnipeg, set up clinics in Brandon, after which in rural and northern Manitoba communities.

Kinew had harsh criticism for Premier Heather Stefanson for her position within the Progressive Conservative (PC) authorities’s half in creating the present well being care disaster.

“There are 2,400 nursing positions empty proper now. That’s 2,400 nurses we don’t have working on the bedside for you,” Kinew mentioned.

“So even when the PCs observe by means of for as soon as on a press convention that they name on well being care, they nonetheless is not going to have repaired the harm that they themselves have induced to our well being care system.”

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Kinew additionally instructed reporters that if elected his authorities would open a protected consumption website within the province, saying protected consumption websites ought to be included in a hurt discount technique.

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“Anybody who has experience in addictions medication, or anybody who’s simply spent a little bit of time fascinated with the addictions disaster we now have right here in Manitoba is aware of {that a} supervised consumption website ought to be a part of the hurt discount strategy that we take,” Kinew defined.

“A supervised consumption website may help save lives of these individuals dwelling locally who’re dwelling with addictions, however it could additionally forestall sickness, and assist our well being care system.”


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