Cumberland Assured Regional Health Status
Health Minister Leo Glavine assured Cumberland officials that the Cumberland Regional Heath Care Centre (CRHCC) will not lose regional status. The minister met with town and county leaders amid fears that centralization efforts might move decision making into larger centres.
The MLA for Cumberland North says, “I believe the councillors now have a better idea regarding the future of health care in Nova Scotia, as well as how local facilities fit into this future.” Terry Farrell added, “We also have capable representation at the NSHA board level and at discussions that are taking place to determine how medical services will be delivered in the future.”
Farrell claims the community has received direct assurance from the CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Authority that regional status is assured for the Cumberland Centre.
Town and County officials are also pleased that Glavine will meet with citizens at a health care town hall meeting December 15th.
Farrell says, “We know we need to change how health care is delivered.” The question remains whether those decisions will be made in Halifax, in Amherst, or among the people who use the services.