**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release
Speak Up for Health Care Tour Begins Next Week
Premier Tim Houston and Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson will meet directly with frontline health-care workers during the Speak Up for Health Care tour from Sept. 20 to 23.
“Health care continues to be Nova Scotians’ most pressing concern. They need better access to care, and frontline workers need more support,” said Premier Houston. “Those providing care have unique and valuable perspectives on the issues, and we want to hear what they have to say and work with them on solutions.”
The senior health system leaders announced Sept. 1 will join the premier and minister. The premier and minister will each lead a team that will meet with doctors, nurses, paramedics and other providers working in the province’s acute care system. They will visit all four Nova Scotia Health Authority management zones and hear workers’ solutions to the problems in health care.
Government will report back to health-care workers on the input gathered.
While the tour is focused on gathering feedback from frontline staff, government also wants to hear from other health-care groups like professional associations, unions and regulatory colleges. Meetings will be arranged with these organizations outside of the tour.
Heath-care workers and groups will also be able to provide written feedback. Information about the tour is available at: https://premier.novascotia.ca/speak-up-for-healthcare
“We are focused on ensuring Nova Scotians can get the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Our health-care workers are second to none, and we want their input on how to heal our system.”
– Michelle Thompson, Minister of Health and Wellness