Category Archives: Health care

Sackville asked for financial contribution to care for the dying in southeast NB

The Town of Sackville has been asked to contribute $9,700 to help build a hospice in Moncton. The 10-bed, bilingual facility would serve about 120 people each year who are dying in southeastern New Brunswick. The request for the donation came … Continue reading

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Opposition grows to privatizing management of extramural home-care services

A petition containing about 200 signatures is on its way from Sackville to Premier Gallant’s office in Fredericton. The petition, organized by former Sackville Mayor Pat Estabrooks, calls on the Liberal government not to sign a contract with the private … Continue reading

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Liberal reps get earful at Sackville meeting on plans for privatizing management of home care

An advocate for elderly New Brunswickers warned provincial Liberals today that if they don’t want to be defeated at the next election, they’d better start listening to people speaking out against changes to the extramural home care program. Hector Cormier, … Continue reading

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N.B. Health Minister peppered with angry questions over privatizing home care services

Provincial Health Minister Benoit Bourque and Medavie CEO Bernard Lord fielded about two dozen angry questions and comments Tuesday evening during a public meeting in Moncton that lasted more than two hours. Doctors, a nurses’ representative, members of Acadian groups, … Continue reading

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Former Sackville mayor fears for future of home care, especially in rural areas

A former mayor of Sackville is worried that New Brunswick’s extramural, home care program is on the chopping block. Pat Estabrooks appeared before Sackville Town Council last week to urge local politicians to attend a meeting she is organizing this … Continue reading

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N.B. Green Party leader calls on province to reduce poverty, boost incomes in light of latest StatsCan figures

New Brunswick’s Green Party leader says the province needs to take steps to raise incomes after Statistics Canada released figures showing the province has the lowest household median income in the country. David Coon says New Brunswick should adopt measures … Continue reading

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Residential care worker campaigns for nursing beds

A residential care assistant from Advocate Harbour says she’s fighting for more long-term care beds because it’s not safe for many elderly people to stay in their own homes. During a talk today at Parrsboro’s Main & Station, Marchel Strong … Continue reading

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