Consecutive Liberal and Conservative governments have implemented policies to centralize the management of our healthcare system. The decentralization of our healthcare system will result in better decisions that reflect local realities, allowing for more responsive and effective healthcare services.Megan Mitton
WHEREAS consecutive Liberal and Conservative governments have implemented policies to centralize the management of New Brunswick’s healthcare system;
WHEREAS the decentralization of our healthcare system will provide better decision-making that reflects local realities, allowing for more responsive and effective healthcare services;
WHEREAS involving local decision-making can improve healthcare services, increase community engagement, and lead to more innovative solutions to address healthcare issues at the grassroots level;
WHEREAS an Angus Reid Institute survey, in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association, indicates that New Brunswickers’ dissatisfaction towards the province’s management of the healthcare system was the highest in Canada, with a combined 82% saying they are either “moderately” or “very dissatisfied”;
WHEREAS the same survey shows that 82% of New Brunswickers feel that the overall quality of healthcare in New Brunswick has deteriorated over the past 10 to 15 years;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Legislative Assembly urge the government to reinstate locally elected board members for the Regional Health Authorities boards;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Assembly urge the government to re-establish the essential role of hospital administrators to manage their local hospitals, in collaboration with the medical and non-medical staff who work there.