18 Oct Oct 18/11 – Media Release: Network Launches Series of Town Halls
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Health Network launches series of Town Halls
Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network heads to Yarmouth today for the first 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 tonight’s town hall meeting at 6:00 pm at the Western Regional Library, 405 Main Street in Yarmouth. Bernadette MacDonald, Executive Director of the Tri-County Women’s Centre, will also speak. 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 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, and we are trying to facilitate this need through a series of town halls across the province this fall.”
Buott will be available for interviews upon request.
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For more information 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.