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Monday, March 31, 2014

Ending Of Health Accord With Federal Government Prompts Speculation

Fears are being expressed about what effect the expiration of the 2004  Health Accord today will have on the quality healthcare. 

The New Brunswick Health Coalition claims the province will lose more than 700 million dollars in federal funding over the next ten years. 

The Vice-President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in the province, Danny Legere tells CHSJ News it appears the Harper and Alward Governments are singing from the same hymn sheet with the desire for more privatisation. Legere predicts we're moving closer to a two tiered healthcare system.

Starting tomorrow, ambulance fees for those people without insurance coverage will be waived and Horizon Health has been accreditated with commendation for the next four years by Accreditation Canada which views the doctors, staff members and volunteers at Horizon as strengths.