NDP

Glavine denies disabled woman’s request for home care

June 30, 2016


For Immediate Release

Halifax, NS – NDP Health Critic Dave Wilson is outraged to learn that Health Minister Leo Glavine and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) have officially denied a disabled woman’s request for appropriate home care.

Gerriane Hull lives with cerebral palsy and depends on the NSHA’s self-managed care program to remain independent and safe in her home.

“Premier McNeil told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to cut the ‘bureaucratic BS’ when it comes to Nova Scotia’s health care. Today, I am asking him to do the same thing for Ms. Hull,” says Wilson. “It is unconscionable that the NSHA and the Liberal government would deny this woman’s request to be able to live safely and independently in her own home.”

In a letter emailed to Ms. Hull late last night, Glavine flat-out rejected her request for appropriate home care services and a request for emergency financial relief.

Ms. Hull has been unable to pay her health care providers since last Saturday.

“The Minister has the authority and responsibility to ensure Ms. Hull has access to the health care services she requires, and his failure to do so is completely unacceptable,” Wilson concludes.

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For more information please contact Kyle Buott at the NSNDP Caucus at 902-266-2068

ATTACHMENT: Glavine letter June 29