Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals

MAHCP Walkabout for Patient Services

 

Please join MAHCP leaders, members and friends as we Walk in Support of Patient Services!

These services are being impacted by the impending changes to our provincial health care system.

All MAHCP members, their friends and family, hospital employees, fellow members of other unions and the public are welcome to walk with us.

This event takes place on June 29, 2017, from noon until 1 pm.

We’re meeting at noon at the old HSC ER parking lot on McDermot Avenue and have a route planned that will take the walkers out to Notre Dame Avenue, back to McDermot, to Sherbrook Street and then to William Avenue. If time permits, walkers will continue west on William Avenue to Tecumseh Street and then to McDermot. (Please see attached poster)

Feel free to join us for all or part of the Walk in Support of Patient Services!

 

 

MAHCP 47th Annual General Meeting – October 12, 2017

 

We are now taking registration for MAHCP’s 47th Annual General Meeting.  The meeting will be held on October 12, 2017 at the Victoria Inn-Winnipeg at 1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg.

Please complete the pre-registration form and return to us as per the instructions on the form.

If you have any questions regarding the AGM, please contact our office at 204-772-0425 or info@mahcp.ca.

MAHCP President’s Tour heads north this week

 

MAHCP members in Northern Manitoba, President Bob Moroz is on his way to see you!

President Moroz will be hosting the official meetings in Thompson, Flin Flon and The Pas on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively. Full information below:

  • Thompson – June 20, 2017 – United Steel Workers Local 6166, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Flin Flon – June 21, 2017 – Victoria Inn, 3 pm to 5 pm
  • The Pas – June 22, 2017 – Kikiwak Inn, 3 pm to 5 pm

Among the topics that will be discussed at these meetings are:

  1. Upcoming bargaining
  2. Recent provincial legislation affecting all public-sector workers and specifically the health-care sector (Bill 28 and Bill 29)
  3. And any local issues that members would like to bring forward

For our members at the different DSM facilities in the North, you are most welcome to attend the meeting that is most convenient for you.

We’d love to see as many MAHCP members as possible during the Northern Tour.

Thank you!

President’s update on R&R fund

 

Dear MAHCP members,

We have an update on the Recruitment and Retention (R&R) Fund.

In our June 2017 newsletter, I wrote that while the negotiation of the R&R Fund had been completed, we were hearing from members about delays in its distribution. Furthermore, I promised to update the membership when we heard back from the employer, which is the reason for this message.

As of today, June 12, we are aware of the continued delay in implementation of this fund in the WRHA. We are also aware that other regions have had this fund implemented (both MAHCP and non-MAHCP).

The latest information that we have from the Provincial Health Labour Relations Services (PHLRS) is that delays seem to be due to certain fiscal year end procedures on their end. This has prevented them from being able to make the changes to the system throughout Winnipeg.

We have been informed that this work is happening now and that the adjustments and retroactive payments should happen in July. We’ll continue to monitor this fund’s distribution and update the membership, if needed.

 

In solidarity,

Bob Moroz

MAHCP President

Info on next round of MAHCP General Membership meetings

 

The next set of General Membership meetings with MAHCP President Bob Moroz have been scheduled, and we hope to see as many members as possible in attendance!

First off, a big THANK YOU to the dozens of members that attended the meetings at Concordia Hospital and Victoria General Hospital. Your questions and suggestions have been noted and we’re doing all we can to get answers for you.

MAHCP planned these General Membership meetings with President Moroz to discuss the WRHA’s recent announcement of ER closures at three Winnipeg hospitals and the shutdown of the Urgent Care Clinic at Misericordia, as well as answer any questions members may have about other issues affecting their livelihoods.

As we have mentioned before, we may plan more dates for meetings with members, so if you do not see your workplace in the list below, it does not mean that you won’t be getting a meeting.

MAHCP members who cannot attend their site-specific General Membership meeting with President Moroz are welcome to attend a meeting at another site.

This means that if you can’t make the meeting scheduled for your site, but you could make it to one of the meetings at another hospital or the one to be held at the MAHCP office (101-1500 Notre Dame Ave.), you’re more than welcome to do so.

This is also the case for our members at the different DSM facilities, please feel free to attend any of the meetings scheduled below.

Thank you!

 

List of meetings:

Health Sciences Centre/CancerCare Manitoba – June 7, 2017 @CanadInns HSC, 3 pm to 5 pm

St. Boniface Hospital – June 8, 2017 – DG030 Auditorium, 3 pm to 5 pm

Seven Oaks Hospital – June 12, 2017 – Auditorium, 3 pm to 6 pm

Smaller Sites and Local Tables – June 14, 2017 @MAHCP Office, 101-1500 Notre Dame Ave., 3 pm to 6 pm (This meeting is for MAHCP members at Actionmarguerite, Breast Health Centre-Clerical, Community Therapy Services, Aboriginal Health and Wellness, Canadian Blood Services, Jocelyn House, Manitoba Clinic, Rehab Centre for Children, Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, and Winnipeg Clinic)

Brandon All Sites Meeting – June 15, 2017 – Clarion Hotel Brandon, 3 pm to 5 pm (This meeting is for MAHCP members at Brandon Clinic, CCMB in Brandon, and Dynacare in Brandon)

Misericordia – June 26, 2017 – Location TBD, 3 pm to 5 pm

Deer Lodge – June 29, 2017 – Location TBD, 3 pm to 5 pm

For Northern Manitoba:

Thompson – June 20, 2017 – United Steel Workers Local 6166, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Pas – June 21, 2017 – Kikiwak Inn, 3 pm to 5 pm

Flin Flon – June 22, 2017 – Victoria Inn, 3 pm to 5 pm

 

Please join us at Lace Up for Diabetes and Pride Parade

 

This Sunday, MAHCP is participating in two very worthy events and we’d love to see more members there!

Lace Up for Diabetes Canada: 8 a.m., June 4

The 2017 edition of Lace Up for Diabetes takes place on Sunday and MAHCP has a handful of sponsored spots still available.

Members interested in signing up for this event, which starts at 8 a.m. and includes a 10 km timed run, 5 km walk/run, 3 km walk/run and a Kids Fun Run, can do so at the Team MAHCP page:

http://crm2.diabetes.ca/site/TR/Events/cdaGeneric2016?team_id=3670&pg=team&fr_id=2546#.WPeCmmc2y70

There will be food and beverages, medals and prizes for the top fundraisers. The Lace Up for Diabetes event is for a wonderful cause; funds raised go towards Diabetes Canada’s programs and services, research, education and advocacy. The Canadian Diabetes Association became Diabetes Canada this past February.

Pride Winnipeg Parade: 10 a.m., June 4

And for the first time in our history, MAHCP will be marching in the Pride Winnipeg Parade and we invite all our members to join us!

There’s no RSVP required: we’re asking members to attend the rally at 10 a.m. and then assemble at the marshalling area near the Manitoba Legislature. MAHCP was given No. 46, so we believe this number may be our meet up point.

The Parade route starts at the Legislature, travels up Portage Avenue, and ends at The Forks.

This is the 30th anniversary of the Pride Winnipeg Festival, and we’re more than honoured to be a part of it. Get there early: the first 30 participants to arrive will receive a free T-shirt.

Dragon Boat cancellation

While there has been a lot of engagement with the two events listed above, unfortunately, due to not enough members signing up, we were forced to cancel our MAHCP Conquer-Oars team in the 2017 edition of the Canadian Cancer Society’s River City Dragon Boat Festival.

It was an incredibly difficult decision, but the number of participants was simply too low to put the team together. As a committee, we are exploring the possibility of entering a similar event for smaller dragon boats and will keep membership updated on this endeavour.

 

Sincerely,

Your MAHCP Communications Committee

 

 

June 2017 Newsletter

 

Inside the June 2017 MAHCP News issue:

  • President’s Message – IMPORTANT
  • Central Table Bargaining Committee member nominations
  • Executive Council nominations
  • Member Advocate nominations
  • Scholarship information

and much more

 

Important Deadlines

June 28, 2017 – Executive Council nominations

June 29, 2017 – Call for Resolutions for the MAHCP Constitution

June 30, 2017 – Member Advocate nominations

July 14, 2017 – Scholarship applications

July 31, 2017 – Honour Roll nominations

Forms for the above can be found under the Forms and Scholarship links.  Information can be found by reading the March 2017 newsletter.

 

 

Clarification: MAHCP members can attend non-site meetings

 

This is a clarification to our previous message about the MAHCP General Membership meetings:

MAHCP members who cannot attend their site-specific General Membership meeting with President Bob Moroz are welcome to attend a meeting at another site.

This means that if you can’t make the meeting scheduled for your site, but you could make it to one of the meetings at another hospital or the one to be held at the MAHCP office (101-1500 Notre Dame Ave.), you’re more than welcome to do so.

 

Below is the list of meetings scheduled so far (as of May 17, 2017):

(Meetings listed below will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm)

Seven Oaks Hospital – May 17, 2017 @CanadInns Garden City

Concordia Hospital – May 24, 2017 @Concordia Hospital’s Lecture Rms 1 & 2

Victoria General Hospital – May 30, 2017 @Victoria Hospital’s Classrooms 2 & 3

Misericordia Health Centre – Date and location TBD

Health Sciences Centre/CancerCare Manitoba – June 7, 2017 @CanadInns HSC

St. Boniface Hospital – June 8, 2017 – St. Boniface’s DG030 Auditorium

Smaller Sites and Local Tables – June 14, 2017 @MAHCP Office, 101-1500 Notre Dame Ave.

Brandon All Sites Meeting – June 15, 2017 – Location TBD

For Northern Manitoba:

Northern Tour – June 19-22, 2017 – Specific dates, rooms and times will be provided later

 

MAHCP plans series of membership meetings with President Bob Moroz

 

In light of the Pallister government’s proposed Bill 28 and Bill 29, and the WRHA’s recent announcement of ER closures at three Winnipeg hospitals and the shutdown of the Urgent Care Clinic at Misericordia, your MAHCP leadership has planned several General Membership meetings with President Bob Moroz.

During these meetings, which will be taking place all over the province, Bob will share with members what we know – and don’t know – about the government’s bills and WRHA re-organization.

The first set of meetings are scheduled for the sites where the WRHA’s announced changes will impact most. We are also planning a tour of our northern Manitoba towns for the week of June 19.

*Members please note* This list is not exhaustive, as we are in the midst of planning more dates with members. If you do not see your workplace in the list below, it does not mean that you won’t be getting a meeting. This is simply the list we have up until now, and we’ll be sending out more dates and locations in the coming weeks.

Thank you all and it is our hope to see as many members as possible at the General Membership meetings!

 

List of meetings:

(Meetings listed below will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm)

Seven Oaks Hospital – May 17, 2017 @CanadInns Garden City

Concordia Hospital – May 24, 2017 @Concordia Hospital’s Lecture Rms 1 & 2

Victoria General Hospital – May 30, 2017 @Victoria Hospital’s Classrooms 2 & 3

Misericordia Health Centre – Date and location TBD

Health Sciences Centre/CancerCare Manitoba – June 7, 2017 @CanadInns HSC

St. Boniface Hospital – June 8, 2017 – St. Boniface’s DG030 Auditorium

Smaller Site and Local Tables – June 14, 2017 @MAHCP Office, 101-1500 Notre Dame Ave.

Brandon All Sites Meeting – June 15, 2017 – Location TBD

For Northern Manitoba:

Northern Tour – June 19-22, 2017 – Specific dates, rooms and times will be provided later

 

 

National Hospice Palliative Care Week – May 7-13, 2017

 

“Hospice palliative care is about living well. Right to the end.”

Hospice palliative care aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying; and strives to help patients and families:

  • address physical, psychological, social, spiritual and practical issues, and their associated expectations, needs, hopes and fears
  • prepare for and manage self-determined life closure and the dying process
  • cope with loss and grief during the illness and bereavement.

Please visit the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association website for more information.

 

International Day of the Midwife

International Day of The Midwife takes place every May 5th. This is a time to recognise the important job midwives do around the world and the care they provide in your community.

Visit the International Confederation of Midwives website for more information.

 

Mental Health Week – May 1-7, 2017

Mental health is key to our well-being. We can’t be truly healthy without it. It involves how we feel, think, act, and interact with the world around us. Mental health is about realizing our potential, coping with the normal stresses of life, and making a contribution to our community.

Good mental health isn’t about avoiding problems or trying to achieve a ‘perfect’ life. It’s about living well and feeling capable despite challenges. Mental well-being is bigger than the presence or absence of a mental illness. People who live with a mental illness can and do thrive, just as people without a mental illness may experience poor mental health.

For more information on mental health programs and services in your community, go to CMHA’s website at cmha.ca and mentalhealthweek.ca.  Or contact your local CMHA, or any other community mental health agency/organization, to obtain information on available supports and services close to you.

National Physiotherapy Month

With over 20,000 registered physiotherapists in Canada, National Physiotherapy Month is an opportunity to celebrate the profession and recognize the expertise and care that physiotherapists provide to promote good health, prevent injury, and improve the physical function and well-being of Canadians through the treatment of a wide range of conditions.

May is Speech & Hearing Awareness Month

Many of us take our ability to communicate for granted. Yet the ability to speak, hear and be heard is much more vital to our everyday lives than most of us realize. Each year the month of May is dedicated to raising public awareness about communication health issues and highlight the importance of early detection and intervention in the treatment of communication health issues.

Speech & Hearing Awareness Month

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Come for the races and stay for the barbecue!

 

The MAHCP Conquer-Oars are looking for paddlers to join their Dragon Boat team on the waters of Lake Shirley June 2 and 3, in benefit of the Canadian Cancer Society.

The River City Dragon Boat Festival, which takes place at the Manitoba Waterski & Wakeboard Park (365 Murdock Road in east Winnipeg), is a chance to savour the great outdoors, share laughs with your teammates and enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere and entertainment.

For 2017, the team will also be enjoying a free barbecue on Saturday, June 3!

If you can’t make it out to the event, the Conquer-Oars hope that you consider making a donation to the team via its profile page: http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR/Manitobathirdpartyevent/DRAGON_MB_/1528422187?pg=team&fr_id=23013&team_id=357499

All donations go towards the work of the research teams that the Canadian Cancer Society supports in Manitoba, including right here in Winnipeg.

Email MAHCPdragonboat@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for the team.

Paddles up MAHCP Conquer-Oars!

MAHCP invited to Save Misericordia Urgent Care Centre event on May 4

 

A week from today, there will be a rally in favour of saving the Urgent Care Centre at Misericordia Hospital.

On April 7, 2017, the WRHA announced changes to our hospital system in Winnipeg. What we know is that emergency and acute health services will be consolidated at three sites: Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital and Grace Hospital.

Seven Oaks Hospital and Victoria Hospital will become two Urgent Care centres, while Concordia, Misericordia, Deer Lodge and Riverview will be “specialized” community hospitals and health centres.

This is a big transformation to the way the WRHA delivered health care in Winnipeg and there are still many questions on the implications of these changes that we’re seeking answers to.

In the meantime, local community groups have been rallying to save the ER departments at Concordia and Seven Oaks hospitals, and next week, there will be one at Misericordia.

The ‘Help Save Misericordia Urgent Care Centre’ event takes place on Thursday, May 4, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Public Green Space at the corner of Cornish Avenue and Furby Street (see attached poster).

The organizers of this rally are three MLAs from the surrounding community: Wab Kinew and Rob Altemeyer of the NDP, and Dr. Jon Gerard of the Liberal Party, making this a truly non-partisan, joint community effort.

MAHCP President Bob Moroz will be there and will deliver remarks. If you are not scheduled to work or have time over a lunch break, we encourage you to attend!

 

 

 

National Day of Mourning – April 28

 

The National Day of Mourning is observed in Canada on 28 April. It commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents. Please visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety website for more information.

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