For Immediate Release Charlottetown December 11, 2019…  “President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz is providing a great service for Islanders in doing background work for a medical faculty at UPEI. It is now time for Premier Dennis King to endorse this essential project”, says Joe Byrne, Leader of the Island New Democrats. “With 15,000 Islanders currently in need…

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The Guardian (Charlottetown)9 Jul 2019 I am very happy to hear that midwives will be licensed to practice on P.E.I. in the near future. Congratulations to all who advocated for this and to the government for moving forward with this safe and personal health care to expectant mothers. It was alarming to hear Mr. Aylward…

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With 40 of the Island’s physician complement over the age of 65 years, and 12,000 registered Islanders with no family doctor, not to mention many more who have given up, the MacLauchlan has yet again failed rural PEI.  The MacLauchlan Plan for Rural Health Care offers no assurance of ER services for maintaining ER and…

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Joe Byrne questions handling of long-term care charges    “The goal here was to achieve parity … It’s got to be fair for a senior in a private home or a public home.”  That’s how Health Minister Robert Mitchell explained why the rate charged in provincially run long-term care facilities had to be increased by…

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