Solidarity Halifax member Tori Ball writes to the Chronicle Herald in response to Health Minister Leo Glavins’s comments following the release of a new report on Collaborative Emergency Centres.
Re: “New vision for collaborative care,” Dec. 11 story. Health Minister Leo Glavine’s comments are unhelpful, to say the least. His response to the recent review, paraphrased in your article, was that “collaborative emergency centres aren’t intended to be for emergencies and so closing the sites at night would not limit people’s access to emergency care.”
Infallible logic, considering CECs have the word “emergency” in their name. As usual, the only thing Mr. Glavine is concerned with is cutting costs in the short term. Have a way to slash spending, privatize services or offload bills onto patients? Then Glavine wants to hear from you. Don’t worry about the long-term effects — those will happen much later than the next election.
Note: Articles published by Solidarity Halifax members do not necessarily reflect positions held by the organization.