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Health Coalition Hosting Public Talk

Posted: March 30, 2022

(March 28, 2022)

By: Cobourg Now

March 31, 7 pm on Zoom — advance registration is required

Northumberland Health Coalition and Quinte representatives are holding a public talk to bring awareness to the issues of healthcare privatization and public health care services.

According to a press release by the local organization, “The Ford government is engaging in unprecedented health care privatization. Recently, Health Minister Christine Elliott announced plans to expand private for-profit clinics and hospitals in Ontario. The Ford government is midway in allocating more than 18,000 long-term care beds to for-profit companies in 30-year contracts.

“Despite many repeated announcements, Ford has not reinstated comprehensive inspections nor improved care levels in long-term care, has not addressed the staffing crisis across health care, and has plans for years of budget austerity after the election.”

The release states other failures of the Ford Government.

The Northumberland Health Coalition and Quinte representatives are holding an “Emergency Summit by Zoom to build the biggest fight-back we have ever mounted. Our goal is to protect and improve our vital public health care services and stop the unprecedented for-profit privatization of health care.”

Advance registration is required. Upon registering a Zoom link will be sent

Thursday March 31

Northumberland Health Coalition along with Health Coalition representatives in Quinte at 7:00 pm

Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldu2spjIjHtS4njIQnMdjKQwBm4at9Dxd

Featuring:

Linda Mackenzie-Nicholas, chair, Northumberland Health Coalition

Marg Bourgoin, Executive Board member, SEIU Healthcare and President, Quinte Labour Council

Derek Blackadder and Kim McArthur -Jackson, Co-Chairs, Northumberland Social Justice Coalition

Ross Sutherland, retired nurse, chair, Ontario Health Coalition

Sara Labelle, chair of the Hospital Professionals Division, OPSEU

DJ Sanderson, RN, vice president, Ontario Nurses’ Association

For more information: Linda MacKenzie-Nicholas at lmackenzie-nicholas@cogeco.ca

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