In response to the looming overnight closure of Misericordia Urgent Care, please accept the following statement on behalf of Official Opposition Health Critic, Matt Wiebe:
We are now seeing the consequences of the disruption and disorganization caused for front-line workers by Pallister’s cuts to our health care system. Pallister and his Ministers can no longer deny or evade the fact that their irresponsible and ill-conceived plan is having an impact on access to patient care for thousands of Manitobans.
The closing of Misericordia from 8pm on will directly impact patient care for individuals and families across Winnipeg. And today it was revealed that there may be other closures much earlier than anticipated because this government rushed these changes.
Doctors, nurses and religious orders have all called on Pallister to reverse the decision to close Misericordia. It is long past time for Pallister to recognize the important value the Misericordia Urgent Care centre provides to thousands of Winnipeggers and reverse his decision.