Category Archives: New Brunswick government

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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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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Sackville hospital cuts an attack on rural people, says local doctor

A family doctor in Sackville says he’s both sad and angry after today’s announcements about extensive cutbacks in patient services at the Sackville Memorial Hospital. Allison Dysart was referring to the elimination of day surgeries and overnight emergency services along … Continue reading

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Another flood study? Just work on solutions, says Mt. A. professor

A scientist who teaches at Mount Allison University is wondering why the federal and provincial governments are commissioning a year-long, $700,000 study to find ways of preventing flooding on the Chignecto Isthmus, the 20 kilometre strip of land that connects … Continue reading

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Sackville forum discusses need to help students with disabilities

Participants at last Thursday’s forum on the future of public education seemed to agree that New Brunswick’s schools are among the best in the world, but they also raised concerns about the unmet needs of students with disabilities. The roughly … Continue reading

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