Dynacare to keep smaller lab open
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This article was published 13/11/2020 (688 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Hello everyone, it is my hope that this message finds everyone healthy, safe and able to withstand the heavy toll COVID-19 is taking on our province.
I have heard from many constituents and other Manitobans about how difficult these past few weeks have been. Please know that your Manitoba NDP and I, as your MLA, have been working tirelessly to ensure that your views are expressed in the Legislature and that we will continue to advocate strongly on behalf of all citizens of our great province.
At our local level, I have been in regular communication with Dynacare regarding the long lineups at the Regent Avenue and Brewster Street lab. The Pallister government and Dynacare have finally recognized that their strategy of consolidation is failing and that more support is needed. I am happy to report that Dynacare has opened up a new super-centre for medical lab services near the corner of Regent Avenue and Lagimodiere Boulevard.
Dynacare has also assured us that it will keep the Regent and Brewster lab open, as that location is convenient for those in our area with mobility issues who don’t wish to navigate the traffic congestion at Regent and Lagimodiere. Keeping the smaller lab open also allows doctors at Transcona Medical to conveniently access lab services for their patients close to their clinic.
The Christmas season is now around the corner and we will, no doubt, experience the holiday season much differently than we have in the past.
Please remember to check in on those most vulnerable in your family and social circles. If you are able, please give generously to our local food bank and other charities of your choice as the needs this holiday season will be significant.
I know we will all follow the fundamentals when it comes to keeping each other safe.
However, now that we are in winter, we have a new fundamental to add to the list. I am speaking of course of flu shots. Getting a flu shot not only protects yourself but will also keep pressure off of our medical system and protect those most vulnerable in your families.
Finally, on behalf of my family and I, stay safe, have a blessed holiday season and the happiest of new years.
Take care everyone.
Transcona constituency report
Nello Altomare is the NDP MLA for Transcona.