30 Sep Sept 30/11 – Media Release: Tour heads to Truro

Friday, 30 September 2011

For Immediate Release
September 30, 2011

 

Health Network Tour Arrives in Truro

 

Truro, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network’s summer tour arrives in Truro today.  The Health Network is working to raise awareness around the coming 2014 Health Accord.

“Our message is very simple,” says Kyle Buott, Coordinator of the Health Network.  “In 2014 the politicians need to protect public health care by stopping privatization, strengthen Medicare through long-term funding and new national standards, and most importantly, extend Medicare to include pharmacare and long-term care.”

The Health Network is holding meetings in Truro with CAW Health Council and will distribute window signs that say “2014 Health Accord Must: Protect, Strengthen, Extend Medicare”.

The Health Network will also hold an information picket today at 11:45 am outside the Colchester Regional Hospital on Willow St to distribute information.

To get a window sign contact kyle@nshealthcoalition.ca .  Tour updates are available at http://nscitizenshealthcarenetwork.wordpress.com/ or on Twitter: @NSHealthNetwork.

 

 

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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 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.