June 25th, 2018

Statement: Tammy Martin on the closure of Northside General and New Waterford Consolidated Hospitals

NEW WATERFORD -- Tammy Martin, NDP Health spokesperson and MLA for Cape Breton Centre, made the following statement about the news that the Liberal government is closing the Northside General and New Waterford Consolidated hospitals:

"I am appalled that the Liberals are content to close emergency rooms while we are facing a health care crisis. People in New Waterford and North Sydney deserve to be able to go to an emergency room in their community.

Cape Bretoners have been sounding the alarm about potential permanent closures for over a year, but the Liberals have refused to be honest in the media or the legislature about their plans.

We need to be investing in health care for all people when and where they need it, not cutting and centralizing services."