Rural Healthcare Broken by King Government

The closure of the Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) at Western Hospital until at least September 15, with no reassurance of its reopening is the latest failure of the King government to provide necessary health services to rural Islanders. In February this year, a West Prince man died while waiting for more than an hour for an ambulance. The King government…

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Urgent action overdue on physician access crisis

The departure of three Charlottetown doctors from their practices highlights the ongoing, and growing, physician access crisis on Prince Edward Island, adding thousands more Islanders to the officially recognized 23,000 names on the patient registry list (Doctors leaving practice, June 14). All Islanders are hurting, even the fortunate ones who have family doctors, due to…

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King Must Order a Public Inquiry on Rural Emergency Health Care

The untimely death of a West Prince man in recent weeks, associated with a more than one hour wait for an Ambulance, and EMS life-saving expertise came as a shock to most Islanders, but sadly, not a surprise to rural residents.  The King government must immediately commission a public inquiry on Emergency Medical Services for…

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