06 Dec Dec 6/11 – Public Service Announcement: Town Hall in Bridgewater on January 19
Tuesday, 06 December 2011
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
December 6, 2011
Town Hall on 2014 Health Accord in Bridgewater on January 19
The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network and CUPE 1933 will host a town hall meeting on the 2014 Health Accord in Bridgewater on January 19.
The Health Accord is a negotiated agreement between the provincial, territorial and federal governments on future funding for public health care. Given the political situation at the federal level, there is a very real possibility that the federal government will cut funding for public health care.
The public is invited to attend to learn more about the 2014 Health Accord and the Health Network’s campaign to Protect, Strengthen and Extend Medicare. Folks will also be encouraged to give their feedback on what public health care should look like in the future.
Where: Girl Guide Cabin, 93 Dominion Street in Bridgewater
When: Thursday, January 19, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. This is the fourth in a series of town halls being held across the province.
The event is co-sponsored by CUPE 1933 representing hospital workers in the South Shore. If your local organization is interested in co-sponsoring the event, please let us know.
For more information check out http://nshealthcoalition.ca or call our Halifax office at (902) 406-9422.
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For more information please contact:
Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network
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.