Madam Speaker, I invite all Islanders to attend the annual general meeting of Health PEI.
This year’s meeting is being held Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Summerside’s Credit Union Place.
Islanders can also follow the evening’s events by watching the live video stream of the meeting at the following locations:
– Western Hospital in Alberton;
– Queen Elizabeth Hospital;
– Kings County Memorial Hospital
Islanders can also follow the proceedings on the web at www.healthpei.ca/annualmeeting and submit questions via online chat.
Madam Speaker, the healthcare system exists for the patients. And we need to ensure that the system always has the needs of Islanders at the core of its operations.
That’s why I encourage all Islanders to attend the meeting, listen to the presentations, comment on what they think is working well, where they see need for improvement, and to ask any questions they may have. After all, it is their healthcare system.
Over the past few years we’ve introduced a number of changes that are providing better access to care for Islanders. These include the return of stable overnight emergency care at Western Hospital, building new, modern manors for our seniors, and launching a new catastrophic drug program that means Islanders don’t have to choose between drugs or necessities like groceries or rent.
All of these investments were made to meet the healthcare needs of Islanders.
As Islanders, we all have a role to play in not only improving our own health but also promoting and building healthy families and communities.
I look forward to hearing the discussion at Health PEI’s annual general meeting and working with Islanders to continue to provide patients with better access to the care they need.