NDP responds to layoffs at regional health authorities

This is another blow for health care in Manitoba. The firing of so many employees at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and at Prairie Mountain Health is misguided. At a time when the government has caused so much disruption and confusion in the system, they are also firing people who support patient care.

Layoffs of so many employees at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and at Prairie Mountain Health will hurt the ability of health professionals to organize and deliver the care and treatment families need and deserve. The Pallister government must stop imposing its arbitrary and ideological austerity agenda on families and must reverse the cuts that will profoundly damage the health-care system for years to come.

- Matt Wiebe, NDP Health Critic