Portage La Prairie – April 24, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Canad Inns, 2401 Saskatchewan Ave W
Neepawa – May 1, 2018 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm – ArtsForward, 293 Mountain Ave
As Health Critic for the Manitoba Liberal Party, and together with my colleagues Judy Klassen, MLA Kewatinook, Cindy Lamoureux, MLA Burrows and Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont, I am conducting public health meetings around Manitoba to check up on the status of health care in our province. There is a major concern over Health Care in Manitoba at the moment, in part because the Pallister government has been making major changes and these are causing concern, anxiety, uncertainty and low morale within the health care system. I am holding these meetings to be able to represent as well as possible the views of people in all parts of Manitoba.
In each of our public meetings we are asking, as part of our effort to see where health care is at, we are asking several questions.
1) What is working well? This is the starting place for improving our health care system; understanding what is working well. Items that fall in this category need to be supported and indeed built upon and used as models of good care to improve the system.
2) What is not working? This is an important question because it identifies where there are problems which need to be understood and addressed to improve the system.
3) Where do we need to invest? This is critical because it allows us to identify areas which will need additional funding in order to correct the deficiency.
4) What is needed to improve or restore trust in Health Care in Manitoba. We are asking this question because we have found too many people have lost trust in Manitoba’s health care system.
We have had excellent meetings so far in Brandon, Grandview, The Pas, Flin Flon, Thompson and Winnipeg. People have been very engaged and have identified many items in each of the four categories. I have already raised a number of the issues in the Manitoba Legislature and in the media.
If you are unable to join us at one of our public meetings you may complete our survey online.