NDP calls for action on Montague addictions facility

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CHARLOTTETOWN– The leader of the Island New Democratic Party leader is calling on Health Minister Doug Currie to act on issues raised by health care professionals about the facilities that currently house Montague Community Mental Health and Addictions.

 

Island NDP leader Mike Redmond.

Mike Redmond said Currie has received a letter from staff raising very serious concerns about conditions at the facility for both health professionals and their clients.

“If front line staff are voicing concerns over substandard working conditions, lack of privacy and breeches in confidentiality, then we expect the Minister not only to listen but to act,” Redmond said. “When we hear that the RNs do not have a sink at their disposal or that physicians are sharing multi-use offices, clearly acceptable health standards are not being met.”

The staff at Montague Community Mental Health and Addictions have asked the health minister to petition Innovation Minister Al Roach to move them to the old federal addictions facility that the province recently purchased from the Federal government.

“It is time for the Innovation Minister to get innovative and make this move happen to ensure health and safety for both the workers and clients,” Redmond said. “We support this decision 100%, and commend the staff for showing the leadership and courage to come forward and challenge unsafe, unprofessional work environments.”

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Organizations: Montague Community Mental Health

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