06 May Province Wide Day of Action on Home Care Today at Noon

Note: Truro location postponed


“Dish Towel Demos”

Halifax (May 6/15) The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is organizing rallies outside 9 MLA offices around the province on Wednesday at noon. Patients, concerned citizens and health professionals will call on the Liberal government to reject competitive bidding in home care and instead move to protect care and caregivers.

Health Minister Leo Glavine has said he does not believe “home support workers should be paid $18 an hour to wash dishes.” Demonstrators will bring dish towels to clear up Glavine’s misconceptions, and to ‘clean up’ the mess he’s making in home care. They’ll call on their local MLA to instead move to improve and include home care under public health insurance.
What: 9 rallies at MLA offices across the province in response to the plan by Health Minister Leo Glavine and the NS Liberal government to contract out and privatize home care services through a “competitive bidding” process.

Who: Nova Scotians concerned about the future of public health care including health care professionals and seniors. The rallies are organized by the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network, a non-profit patient advocacy organization.

When: 12pm, Wednesday May 6th 2015

Where: Locations (All at 12pm noon): 

Amherst Terrry Farrell’s office, 10b Havelock Street
Antigonish Randy Delorey’s Office, 155 Main Street
Bridgewater Mark Furey’s office, 425 King Street
Glace Bay Geoff MacLellan’s office, Peoples Mall
219 Commercial Street
Halifax (1) Joachim Stroink’s office, 6270 Quinpool Road
Halifax (2) Diana Whalen’s office, 287 Lacewood Drive
Kingston Health Minister Leo Glavine’s office, GW Sampson Building, 694 Main Street
New Glasgow PC Tim Houston’s office 2042 Queen Street, Westville
Yarmouth Liberal Zach Churchill’s office, 395 Main Street

*Note* The Truro location has been postponed.

For more information or to set up media interviews at any of the locations contact:

James Hutt
Provincial Coordinator
Nova Scotia Citizen’s Health Care Network
Office: 902-406-9422
Email: james at nshealthcoalition.ca