Category Archives: Health care

Sackville mayoralty candidate Shawn Mesheau promises he’ll work to establish local hospital committee

Sackville councillor Shawn Mesheau says that if he’s elected mayor in the municipal elections on May 10th, he’ll work to establish a local hospital committee to act as a voice for the Tantramar region’s health care needs. “It would be … Continue reading

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Anti-racism advocate cites survey to show racism exists in N.B. even though many deny it

Anti-racism campaigner Husoni Raymond is questioning why a Mount Allison University professor used him as an example to support her argument that racism doesn’t exist in New Brunswick. “NB is NOT racist,” Psychology Professor Rima Azar wrote in an online … Continue reading

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Retired Sackville doctor welcomes consultations on health care

A retired doctor is welcoming the newly released provincial discussion paper on health care because he feels it touches on the main issues facing the system. “I think those (main issues) are there and I think that’s a good starting … Continue reading

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Acting Mayor Aiken calls for more services at Sackville’s hospital, not provincial cuts

Acting Mayor Ron Aiken says the Higgs government should be expanding services at the Sackville Memorial Hospital not cutting them. In a letter to the provincial health minister, Aiken writes that providing services in Sackville such as CT and MRI … Continue reading

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Sackville doctor supports Green plan for more local say over hospital services

A well-known doctor in Sackville says he agrees with the Green Party that small, rural hospitals don’t have nearly enough say in the kinds of medical services they provide. Allison Dysart was commenting on Green Party leader David Coon’s plan … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor calls for health summit as Horizon CEO says rural hospital cuts are still needed

Sackville Mayor John Higham is speaking out again after Horizon Health CEO Karen McGrath said cuts to services at six rural hospitals, including Sackville’s, are still needed. During the regional health authority’s board meeting last week, McGrath seemed determined to … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council to vote on $9,700 donation for palliative-care hospice in Moncton

At its meeting on Monday, Sackville Town Council will be discussing whether to contribute $9,700 to a new $5 million hospice in Moncton that will care for the dying in southeastern New Brunswick. Construction of the 10-bed hospice, which will … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council calls for heads to roll over plan to cut rural hospitals

Sackville Town Council is joining other municipalities in calling on New Brunswick Premier Higgs to fire Ted Flemming, the provincial health minister and to remove Karen McGrath and Gilles Lanteigne, the Chief Executive Officers of the Horizon and Vitalité Health … Continue reading

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Many speakers, many ideas during last week’s meeting on saving health services at Sackville Memorial Hospital

More than 300 people attended last Wednesday’s public meeting at Mount Allison University’s Convocation Hall to discuss plans to fight cuts to medical services at Sackville Memorial Hospital. Many people seemed eager to join in the discussion that followed presentations … Continue reading

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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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