30 Jan Jan 30/12 – Media release: Town Hall in Berwick
Monday, 30 January 2012
For Immediate Release
January 30, 2012
Health Network to hold Town Hall in Berwick on 2014 Health Accord
Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network will hold a town hall meeting in Berwick on Wednesday, February 1st from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Berwick Fire Hall, 300 Commercial St. This is the sixth town hall organized by the Health Network about the Accord.
“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 answer questions. 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:
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.