Lobby day at the Legislature

Publish date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Members of the Manitoba Nurses Union board of directors today participated in the organization's first-ever Lobby Day at the Manitoba Legislature.

Over the course of the day, the 20 member board, made up of nurses from across Manitoba, met with more than 40 elected officials from all political parties, calling on them to put patients first.

On the agenda were issues such as safe staffing, lactation consultants, ER closures and overcrowding, the need for investment in preventative and primary care and much more.

"Nursing extends far beyond the bedside," said MNU president Sandi Mowat. "Our patients count on us to be health care advocates and we are calling on the government to consult with frontline staff and to make real investments in health care to ensure that all Manitobans have access to safe, quality health care."

MNU's Put Patients First petition, with more than 8,000 signatures, was also read in the chamber.

 

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