Manitoba Nurses Contribute Funds in Support of Bruce Oake Recovery Centre

Publish date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s nurses are proud to support the establishment of the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre with a financial contribution of $33,685, MNU President Sandi Mowat announced today.

“Manitoba’s nurses help patients dealing with addictions issues throughout our health care system. We understand the complexity of the issue and growing need for mental health resources,” said Mowat. “By making this contribution, we hope the Bruce Oake Foundation is one step closer to accomplishing their goal of providing a long-term treatment option for hundreds of Manitobans suffering from addictions.”

MNU raised funds from May 1 to 3, 2018 during its 2018 Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg. Members from MNU Local 72 at Seven Oaks Hospital organized the fundraising drive, which featured contributions from nurses, worksites and locals from every region of Manitoba.

“Nurses at Seven Oaks Hospital work on the frontlines of our health care system, and help treat patients with addictions issues every day,” said MNU Local 72 President Glenn Stobbe. “There is an obvious need for long-term treatment in Manitoba. We fully support the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, which will make an incredible impact on our communities and in the lives of patients and their families across our province.”

Research has shown that the model of treatment proposed by the Bruce Oake Foundation has a higher success rate than the industry average. Long-term recovery centres provide sufficient time for patients to recover, enter behavior treatment, and utilize resources that can assist them in finding housing and employment once they have left the program.

 “We are incredibly grateful to Manitoba’s nurses for their contribution and to their members at Seven Oaks Hospital for organizing this fundraising drive,” said Anne and Scott Oake of the Bruce Oake Foundation. “Donations like these are essential for helping us meet our goal of opening the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, the first long-term treatment centre of its kind in Manitoba.”

MNU represents over 12,000 nurses of all designations from across Manitoba.

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