Monthly Archives: February 2020

Fort Folly Chief Knockwood and Sackville Mayor Higham to fight cuts to hospital services

Leaders in the Memramcook-Tantramar region are organizing a committee to co-ordinate  the fight against provincial plans to cut overnight emergency room services, day surgeries and acute-care beds at Sackville Memorial Hospital. During a public meeting in Sackville Wednesday night, MLA … Continue reading

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Two stories about healthcare cuts and Horizon CEO Karen McGrath

“I’ve always wanted to be a CEO of a hospital,” Karen McGrath told the Advertiser, the newspaper in the small town of Grand Falls-Windsor as she reminisced in January 2013 about her six years as Chief Executive Officer at Newfoundland and … Continue reading

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Commentary: Community hospitals have ‘a duty to the living’

by Alexander (Sandy) Burnett Horizon Health CEO Karen McGrath seemed perplexed last week. Faced with questions from the public and the press about planned reductions in service at six small-town hospitals across New Brunswick, her standard answer suggested a serious … Continue reading

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Sackville rally hears fight against hospital cuts is not over yet

For the second time in four days, hundreds gathered today outside Sackville Memorial Hospital to oppose cuts to medical services there. Sackville Mayor John Higham told the crowd that Premier Higgs’s announcement last night that the government would not close the … Continue reading

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Commentary: Too many unanswered questions about cuts at Sackville Memorial Hospital

by Kathy Hamer (Edwards) Probably everyone in rural New Brunswick knows that our access to health care is likely to require some travel, even for routine appointments with a family doctor. We are not so naive as to think the … Continue reading

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Horizon CEO says she understands outcry over hospital cuts, but the changes are needed

The President and CEO of the Horizon Health Network says she recognizes that people in small communities and rural areas are upset over the health-care changes announced this week including the closure of overnight emergency rooms starting on March 11. … Continue reading

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‘I will fight with you,’ Mitton promises protesters during rally at Sackville hospital

Hundreds of demonstrators marched Thursday to the Sackville Memorial Hospital to protest against cuts in services announced this week by the Horizon Health Network and the increasingly shaky minority government led by Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs. The demonstrators waved placards … Continue reading

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