North­side emer­gency room will re­main open

Cape Breton Post - - Editorial -

I am writ­ing to dis­pel mis­in­for­ma­tion that’s be­ing cir­cu­lated by the Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tives on so­cial me­dia re­gard­ing the fu­ture of the emer­gency room at the North­side Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal.

This mis­in­for­ma­tion has been ref­er­enced on the Face­book page of the MLA for North­side-West­mount.

Health and Well­ness Min­is­ter Leo Glavine has con­firmed that the Emer­gency De­part­ment at the North­side Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal will not be clos­ing. He has toured this hos­pi­tal and un­der­stands how im­por­tant it is for the North­side com­mu­nity and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

Spread­ing ru­mours and cre­at­ing panic about health care in Cape Bre­ton shows that the Con­ser­va­tives don’t have the best in­ter­ests of Nova Sco­tians in mind. Fear mon­ger­ing for po­lit­i­cal gain is ir­re­spon­si­ble, and the peo­ple of North­side-West­mount de­serve bet­ter from their elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

To­day’s health care is­sues are a re­sult of the in­her­i­tance of years of in­ac­tion by Con­ser­va­tive and NDP gov­ern­ments. Your Lib­eral gov­ern­ment con­tin­ues to make health care a pri­or­ity in this prov­ince, and is work­ing with the Nova Sco­tia Health Author­ity to en­sure im­por­tant ER shifts in Cape Bre­ton are filled.

The gov­ern­ment is also con­tin­u­ing to con­sult with doc­tors to en­sure their con­cerns are heard and ad­dressed. John Hig­gins Syd­ney Mines Lib­eral can­di­date for North­side-West­mount

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