14 Nov Nov 14/11 – Media release: Town Hall in Sydney

Monday, 14 November 2011

For Immediate Release
November 14, 2011

Health Network Heads to Sydney for Town Hall Meeting

Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network heads to Sydney today for the second in a series of town hall meetings this fall on the 2014 Health Accord and the campaign to Protect, Strengthen and Extend Medicare.

Health Network Coordinator, Kyle Buott will give a presentation and MC the town hall meeting at 6:30 pm at St Andrews Church, 40 Bentinck Street in Sydney on Tuesday, Nov 15. Citizens will be encouraged to provide their feedback on what they want to see from the 2014 Health Accord.

“2014 may seem a long way away, but negotiations on the Health Accord are expected to begin in November here in Halifax,” says Buott, Coordinator of the Health Network.  “This time, we can’t leave it up to the politicians and allow patients needs to go unmet. Those who believe in universal, public health care need to make their voices heard.”

“Cape Breton continues to suffer economically and we need to make sure there is a strong Health Accord, with guaranteed federal funding, to make sure our hospitals are running properly and people have access to the care they need,” says Evan Coole with the AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton.

Buott will be available for interviews upon request.

The event is supported by the AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton and the Cape Breton District Labour Council and light refreshments will be provided.

 

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For more information 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.