26 Jan Jan 26/12 – Media Release: Truro Town Hall on 2014 Health Accord

For Immediate Release
January 26, 2012

Health Network to hold Town Hall in Truro on 2014 Health Accord

Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network will hold a town hall meeting in Truro on Thursday, January 24 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Best Western Glengarry. This is the fifth town hall organized by the Health Network about the Accord. The meeting is co-sponsored by CUPE 2525, representing front-line health care workers in Colchester.

“The meeting is designed to provide people with some information about the 2014 Health Accord negotiations that are ongoing,” says Kyle Buott, Coordinator of the Health Network. “The federal government announced they will be reducing funding for public health care after 2017 – this is a call to action.”

Buott will provide an overview of the 2014 Health Accord and Karen MacKenzie, President of CUPE 2525 will speak about the effects on health care workers. The public will then be invited to provide feedback and give input into a People’s Agenda for 2014.

“People should be very concerned about the impact of federal cuts to funding for public health care, there could be significant effects on patients in a province like Nova Scotia,” says Buott.

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For more information or to arrange interviews please contact:

Kyle Buott

Coordinator

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.