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This article was published 10/03/2021 (571 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

The Manitoba Legislature is back in session and there a number of items that continue to be at the forefront for the Transcona community as the Pallister government continues to target northeast Winnipeg with its cuts.  
You will recall that, in December 2020, the government decided to suspend IV clinic services at Transcona Access. These services, despite assurances from the Winnipeg  Regional Health Authority, have yet to return.
 In September, they government closed the CancerCare clinic at Concordia Hospital. That closure is difficult to comprehend, since it goes against CancerCare’s stated goal of providing quality clinical services for patients close to home. The clinic at Concordia Hospital provided high quality care and was greatly appreciated by residents.
Now these same residents must travel to clinics that are further from home, require paid parking, and are more difficult to access. 
When I was a patient of CancerCare Manitoba, I received treatments at St. Boniface Hospital. The service I received was world class, but I recall how much the long walk down the hall took out of me on my way to the clinic. 
Forcing patients to travel even further from home makes it unnecessarily difficult for many Manitobans to access care during a pandemic, when they are already compromised, both physically and emotionally.
In 2016, the Pallister government made an election promise to expand personal care home space in Manitoba and made its announcement in front of Transcona’s Park Manor.  
Once elected, the expansion of Park Manor personal care home was swiftly cancelled, even though there is a high need for beds in northeast Winnipeg. Park Manor, in part due to its many shared rooms and congregate living spaces, experienced one of the worst PCH outbreaks of COVID-19 in Manitoba.
The Pallister government has repeatedly broken the promises it made to the Transcona community. My colleagues and I in the NDP caucus will continue to stand up for our community to receive the high-quality services we need, including childcare, increased PCH capacity, and quality health care close to home. 
Contact my office anytime at 204 594 2025 or by emailing nello.altomare@yourmanitoba.ca

The Manitoba Legislature is back in session and there a number of items that continue to be at the forefront for the Transcona community as the Pallister government continues to target northeast Winnipeg with its cuts.  

You will recall that, in December 2020, the government decided to suspend IV clinic services at Transcona Access. These services, despite assurances from the Winnipeg  Regional Health Authority, have yet to return.

 In September, they government closed the CancerCare clinic at Concordia Hospital. That closure is difficult to comprehend, since it goes against CancerCare’s stated goal of providing quality clinical services for patients close to home. The clinic at Concordia Hospital provided high quality care and was greatly appreciated by residents.

Now these same residents must travel to clinics that are further from home, require paid parking, and are more difficult to access. 

When I was a patient of CancerCare Manitoba, I received treatments at St. Boniface Hospital. The service I received was world class, but I recall how much the long walk down the hall took out of me on my way to the clinic. 

Forcing patients to travel even further from home makes it unnecessarily difficult for many Manitobans to access care during a pandemic, when they are already compromised, both physically and emotionally.

In 2016, the Pallister government made an election promise to expand personal care home space in Manitoba and made its announcement in front of Transcona’s Park Manor.  

Once elected, the expansion of Park Manor personal care home was swiftly cancelled, even though there is a high need for beds in northeast Winnipeg. Park Manor, in part due to its many shared rooms and congregate living spaces, experienced one of the worst PCH outbreaks of COVID-19 in Manitoba.

The Pallister government has repeatedly broken the promises it made to the Transcona community. My colleagues and I in the NDP caucus will continue to stand up for our community to receive the high-quality services we need, including childcare, increased PCH capacity, and quality health care close to home. 

Contact my office anytime at 204 594 2025 or by emailing nello.altomare@yourmanitoba.ca

Nello Altomare

Nello Altomare
Transcona constituency report

Nello Altomare is the NDP MLA for Transcona.

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