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MAHCP President responds to Health Minister’s Concordia Hospital comments

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We are aware of the recent media reports in which Health Minister Cameron Friesen seems unwilling to publicly state that the Concordia Hospital Emergency Department will close at the end of June as planned. We are awaiting clarification from the Employer because we know these changes will have such a dramatic effect on our members who work at Concordia Hospital and at Shared Health Concordia.

What does the Minister’s statement mean? Is the March 25, 2019 Employment Security notice still applicable? In that notice, the Employer indicated that the changes would take place no earlier than June 24, 2019.

To be clear, MAHCP has not agreed to a labour adjustment strategy yet because the Employer has not assured us that the real impact on our members is finalized. The Employer has committed to providing a more accurate number of positions affected. That was to happen sometime this week. Unfortunately, the Minister’s statement casts further doubt and uncertainty, and it remains unclear what the actual plan is for Concordia and the work our members do there.

I have heard the frustration from our Concordia Hospital members first-hand, and I share that frustration. We continue to await answers from the Employer and we will share whatever information we can, as soon as we can.

In solidarity,

Bob Moroz
MAHCP President

National Physiotherapy Month

Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals -

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.

For more information about physiotherapy, visit the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Manitoba Physiotherapy Association web pages.

Floods, fires, and tax havens

NUPGE -

What links tax havens to flooding and wildland fires is the response we hear all too often when money is needed to respond to climate change — "there isn’t the money."

May is Speech & Hearing Awareness Month

Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals -

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

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