CancerCare services moved from Seven Oaks General Hospital
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This article was published 28/09/2020 (975 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
News of the impending closure of CancerCare Manitoba’s outpatient services at Concordia and Seven Oaks hospitals has been a disappointment to many residents in the north area of Winnipeg, including those in my constituency of the Maples.
The previous emergency department closures shocked many residents, and now additional essential services within the community are being moved further away from our homes.
Many constituents in the Maples are upset by this decision. Manitoba Nurses Union president Darlene Jackson stated recently in a Winnipeg Free Press article that, “Nurses are deeply concerned about the announced CancerCare program transfers…This will not only affect CancerCare staff, including several nurses at the Concordia and Seven Oaks hospitals but also the patients from the surrounding catchment areas, including rural communities.”
CancerCare’s guiding principles mention that care can be received close to one’s home — this is no longer the case for residents who live in the Maples and need outpatient services and support.
The decision of the Pallister government is irresponsible, as the lack of these services close to home burdens peoples lives.
The consolidation of six CancerCare Manitoba sites to four in December 2020 will see continued services provided for outpatient care at 675 McDermot Ave. (CancerCare’s provincial hub) as well as the sites at St. Boniface, Victoria and Grace hospitals. CancerCare is connecting with patients affected by these changes and informing them where their new care facility will be.
Saving money has proven to be more important to the Pallister government than supporting Manitobans who need outpatient services in the north area of Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
The NDP will continue to call on the Pallister government to reverse this decision and maintain CancerCare outpatient services at both Seven Oaks and Concordia hospitals.
If you would like to contact us, our constituency office is located at 103-1730 Leila Ave. Call me at 204-417-3486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Maples constituency report
Mintu Sandhu is the NDP MLA for The Maples.