10 Jan Media Release: Health Network to Start Local Committee in Valley

Wednesday, 09 January 2008

Health Network to set up local committee in Annapolis Valley

Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is pleased to announce plans to set up a local health committee in the Annapolis Valley at a meeting on Monday, January 14th at 6:30 pm at 362 Main St in Kentville.

Our public health care system is under an increasing threat of privatization and access to local services continues to decline,” says Kyle Buott, Provincial Coordinator of the Health Network. “Citizens need to start organizing to stop privatization and ensure local access to health services is not jeopardized.”

The meeting in Kentville is part of a provincial organizing campaign to set up local health committees to protect Medicare and engage citizens in the democratic process.

The Health Network is thrilled to be starting our second local committee, following on the success of our organizing work on the North Shore, based out of Tatamagouche,” says Buott.

The meeting in Kentville is open to all interested individuals and organizations and will be attended by various groups.

The meeting will be attended by local community groups, labour organizations, womens organizations and a variety of interested citizens,” says Buott. “Public health care is a unifying cause in Nova Scotia, very few people agree with the government’s plan to privatize and outsource services.”

Individuals are encouraged to contact our provincial office at (902) 406-9422 or by email at kyle@nshealthcoalition.ca for more information.

If citizens are interested in starting a local health committee in their community they are encouraged to check out our website at www.nshealthcoalition.ca and look under Local Health Committees. If your community is not on the list contact our provincial office.

Concerned citizens cannot just sit by and watch our system be torn apart by the profiteers. Its time to take a stand,” says Buott.

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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 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.