NDP call on Pallister government to listen to concerns of Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

The NDP agrees with the concerns of the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba and urges the Pallister government to reverse its decision to close the Misericordia Urgent Care Centre. The province should listen to patients and the medical experts and keep the urgent care centre open. Closing the urgent care centre will hurt patients in the communities that rely on it and will further clog emergency rooms at other hospitals.

Furthermore, the province should reverse its decision to close the Concordia emergency room, which will force patients in northeast Winnipeg to add 15 – 20 minutes travel time to another ER when there is an emergency.