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Healthcare in Central has Reached Crisis Levels: Opposition
Mr. Paul Dinn, is raising the alarm over the healthcare crisis in the Central region.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

(April 19, 2022) – PC Official Opposition Shadow Minister for Health and Community Services and MHA for Topsail - Paradise, Mr. Paul Dinn, is raising the alarm over the healthcare crisis in the Central region.

The Central region of the province has seen emergency rooms shuttered, suspension of services, an exodus of physicians, and the remaining healthcare workers close to their breaking point.

Dinn says, “What we are seeing is a healthcare crisis and a crisis of leadership. The Minister of Health and this Liberal government has had seven years to improve the healthcare system but now it is in tatters. This Liberal government policy of willful negligence can’t continue – it’s going to cost lives.”

PC Official Opposition MHAs from the Central region, Mr. Pleaman Forsey representing the district of Exploits, and Mr. Chris Tibbs representing the district of Grand Falls-Windsor – Buchans, are witnessing the healthcare collapse in the Central region firsthand.

“People of the region are scared and the healthcare workers that remain are at their breaking point. This Liberal government has failed the people of the region plain and simple. It’s astounding that the Premier choses to keep the Minister in his role as our healthcare system crumbles,” says Forsey.

Forsey’s comments are also echoed by MHA Chris Tibbs.

“As the Premier bluntly stated last week, he is responsible for his cabinet. Well Premier, if you and your cabinet are responsible for the implosion of healthcare in the Central region, wouldn’t you think it’s time for a change? Your government is responsible for this mess and it’s high time you take responsibility to fix it. If you can’t, it’s time to put someone in charge that can,” says Tibbs.

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