Our Healthcare System
In 2017, the Pallister government announced a major overhaul of the Manitoba healthcare system in order to increase efficiency and reduce costs. However, the changes have been substantial and rapid: the closure of emergency rooms and clinics, cutting hospital programming, and reducing the number of hired specialists. Patients have been adversely impacted, and healthcare workers are stretched to the limit, doing their best to meet the increasing demands of their job.
We Support Healthcare Workers
All Manitobans access healthcare services at one point or another in their lives, and healthcare workers are the backbone of this crucial system. It simply could not run without their hard work.
Despite this, Manitoba’s healthcare system has faced continuous funding cuts and the closing of facilities at an alarming rate. Wages are stagnant, the hours are long, and job security is on everyone’s mind. Our workers need more support, not less. We stand with healthcare workers in this time of uncertainty, and will fight for the working conditions they deserve.
If you want to show your support for healthcare workers, fill out the form below to order a lawn sign today.
Save the Concordia ER
Among the many changes announced in 2017 was the impending closure of the Concordia Hospital ER. We at OE987 stand with the community in opposing this closure, as it is critical that residents of Northeast Winnipeg have access to 24/7 emergency access care.
Wait times are at a record high across Winnipeg, with the average ER wait time in February 2019 over two hours long. The continuous healthcare cuts mean an increasing difficulty for patients to receive the care they need in a timely manner. It appears our government is more concerned with saving dollars than improving patient care.
If you are a resident of Northeast Winnipeg and want to join the fight to keep the Concordia ER open, fill out the form below to order a lawn sign today.