10 Aug Aug 10/11 – Media Release: Health Network Launches Summer Tour

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 For Immediate Release

August 10, 2011

 

Health Network Launches Tour in lead-up to 2014 Health Accord

 

Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is calling on the provincial and federal governments to protect, strengthen and extend Medicare in the coming 2014 Health Accord.  The Health Network will launch a summer tour of Nova Scotia, visiting all 18 counties over the next few weeks.

“Our message is very clear,” says Kyle Buott, Coordinator of the Health Network.  “In the 2014 Health Accord politicians must protect public health care by stopping privatization, strengthen Medicare through new national standards, and most importantly, extend Medicare to include pharmacare and continuing care.”

The Health Network will distribute window signs that say “Health Accord 2014 Must: Protect, Strengthen, Extend Medicare”.  In the first print run, 4,000 window signs will be distributed.

Buott will be meeting with local activists, women’s centres, unions, seniors and other community groups across the province to provide information and materials on the 2014 Health Accord.

A new blog and Twitter account have been created to allow the public to follow the tour.  Photos, blog entries and other important information will be posted to the blog daily by the Health Network.

Blog: http://nscitizenshealthcarenetwork.wordpress.com/

Twitter: @NSHealthNetwork

 

Individuals or organizations interested in assisting in the tour, or meeting with Health Network reps when they are in your community should call (902) 406-9422 or email kyle@nshealthcoalition.ca .

To get a window sign please contact the Health Network’s office.  Please include a mailing address and the number of signs requested.

 

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For more information please contact:
Kyle Buott

Coordinator

Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network

Work – (902) 406-9422

Cell – (902) 478-0239

 

 

About the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network:

Formed in 1996, the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network’s goal is to stop the privatization of the public health care system, ensure high levels of care, and create a forum for people and communities to discuss issues in health care.

The Network is a coalition of local health committees, community groups, organized labour, faith groups and individuals dedicated to protecting and advancing public health care to include services like pharmacare, dental care and long-term and home care.

The Network is political but non-partisan and receives no government funding.