Toronto Raptors center Chris Boucher and fellow Canadian Khem Birch used to train together in Montreal.
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Albert County and Moncton-area residents have a big health-care decision on their hands this Monday: Who will they choose to make health-care decisions for the next four years? While health care is often top of mind for electors, some may not realize it is local elections in which they have the chance to directly elect a health network representative. It's in the same locations and on the same day as municipal council elections, this Monday. In most regions of the province, electors are voting for a Horizon or a Vitalité candidate based on geography with no choice of network, but Albert Westmorland is one of the regions where voters will have a choice whether to cast their ballot for a Horizon or Vitalité candidate, as the region is served by both regional health authorities. For voting purposes, Albert Westmorland includes Albert County, Moncton and areas just north of Moncton but not as far as Saint-Antoine. It reaches just west of the village of Petitcodiac. It does not include Dieppe and the areas east of it. Even New Brunswickers who aren't voting in a municipal election on Monday are invited to cast a ballot in health network elections and were sent a voter card by Elections NB, said spokesperson Paul Harpelle. In Albert Westmorland, Subregion B2, residents who want to vote in the Horizon Health Network election have a choice between three candidates: Cassandra Bourgeois, Glenn Miller and Jane Mitton-MacLean. The Moncton Hospital is included in this subregion. Alternatively, residents of Albert Westmorland may choose to vote Subregion A2, in the Vitalité Health Network election and choose between two candidates: Janice K. Goguen or Robert Melanson. The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre is included in this subregion. The Times & Transcript gave all candidates the chance to answer the same questions. • Many residents say they cannot get a family doctor and there is also a nursing shortage. What would you do to tackle these challenges? Candidates running for Horizon Health Network Subregion B2: • Cassandra Bourgeois said current hiring practices need improvement. With the minister of health planning to take over the recruitment process, collaboration between the health network and provincial government is prudent. She is concerned about nurse practitioners graduating from school not being able to get jobs here. She would like to see nurse practitioners set up independent offices and bill directly to medicare to reduce burden on thinly spread resources. • Glenn Miller said there has been a doctor and nursing shortage in New Brunswick under multiple governments, a sign the same old methods of recruitment and retention are failing. While some issues may be financial, sitting down with service providers and opening a dialogue about how to restore public confidence in the health-care system and ensure everyone has a family physician would be valuable. • Jane Mitton-MacLean said gains have been made recently on this front by the board, which she currently sits on, but the global competition is fierce. “In the last six months, Horizon has successfully recruited a total of 28 family physicians across our coverage area – in both urban and rural settings – who have either already opened a practice or will be opening their practice in the near future,” she said. More broadly speaking, a total of 78 family physicians have been hired by Horizon since July 2019 and have either started their work or will start their work in the coming months, but 40 have departed or retired. Candidates running for Vitalité Health Network Subregion A2: • Janice K. Goguen said the recruitment and retention issue is complex, requiring the input of government, higher education, labour, municipalities and citizens. Health authorities certainly have a role to play facilitating the dialogue and looking for solutions, she said. • Robert Melanson said he does not believe that recruitment should be done by politicians. “Hospitals and health boards should do this work, politicians should not be involved,” he said. Those on the ground know what is needed, he said, and politicians are missing the boat on this file. • Some residents feel health network decisions are sometimes not made in their interest and they did not have the opportunity to provide adequate input, how do you respond to these concerns? Candidates running for Horizon Health Network Subregion B2: • Bourgeois said it is this very concern that motivated her to run. She wants the community to know about decisions being made and represent their interests authentically. She plans to use social media as a platform to get feedback from the community and to keep them informed on what is on the table for discussion and being voted on each meeting. • Miller said, “when a health care system is overburdened and understaffed I can understand why some residents may feel they are not being given enough of a chance for input,” he said. He is “a firm believer in fostering public confidence through the use of stakeholder groups which gives the government the opportunity to make informed decisions. • Mitton-MacLean said, “anyone who knows me will say I am not shy about being a strong advocate for all residents, especially those who may feel their views are not being heard.” She considers herself transparent and hopes to continue to do work collaboratively and strategically for a third term. Candidates running for Vitalité Health Network Subregion A2: • Goguen said she would support a greater level of transparency and information exchange between the board of Vitalité and the clients it serves. She noted many people do not ever realize this election is taking place which is “symptomatic of the accessibility the public has to the board itself.” Citizens need to be heard in health management decisions, she said. • Melanson said increasing transparency and working for the people is why he is running. He is concerned about doctors and health-care workers not being able to speak freely. He believes there are too many in camera (closed door) meetings or too much of some meetings is in camera unnecessarily. In the past, there has not been enough consultation with people and it should never be the case that service recipients aren’t consulted, he said. “Boards should be accountable to the community who pays for these services,” he said. Clara Pasieka, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Telegraph-Journal
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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday condemned Israel's plans to evict Palestinians from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers, following a night of violence in Jerusalem. Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque late on Friday. The clashes at Islam's third holiest site and around East Jerusalem, which injured 205 Palestinians and 17 police officers, came amid mounting anger over the planned evictions.
When New Brunswickers head to the ballot box Monday to choose municipal election candidates, they will also have the chance to vote for a regional health network representative. In most regions, electors are either voting for a Horizon or Vitalité candidate, but in some, residents can choose to vote in either election but can only vote in one. Kent-Westmorland is one of them. Referred to as Subregion B1 in the Horizon Health Network or Subregion A1 for Vitalité, Kent-Westmorland includes Dieppe, everything on the east side of the Petitcodiac River such as Sackville and Shediac and communities along the Northumberland Strait, until, roughly, south of Rogersville. The largely rural region faces significant health-care challenges. The region is home to two hospitals. In Sackville, the Sackville Memorial Hospital is a Horizon hospital. In Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, the Stella-Maris-de-Kent is a Vitalité Hospital. Just over a year ago, both were told their emergency departments would be closing overnight, a decision that has since been reversed. Shortages of health-care workers has also been an ongoing concern. Residents who want to vote in the Horizon Health Network election have a choice between two candidates: Pauline Gallant and Laura Reinsborough. Residents who want to vote in the Vitalité Health Network election have a choice between two candidates: Claire Ephestion and Louis-Marie Simard. Even New Brunswickers whose municipality does not have an election are still invited to vote in health authority elections and were sent a voter card by Elections NB, said Paul Harpelle, spokesperson for Elections NB. The Times & Transcript gave all candidates the chance to answer the same three questions. ♦ Candidates running for Horizon Health Network Subregion B1: T&T: What would you do to address chronic concerns expressed in the region about potential closures or reduced services at rural hospitals? Laura Reinsborough said her opposition to reforms proposed in 2016 and again in 2020 motivated her run. “The proposed reforms were an attack on our rural communities,” she said. “Shutting down services doesn’t solve any of the problems in our health-care system.” “People living in rural areas deserve equitable access to health care,” she said. Currently, urban hospitals can’t handle the load and rural hospitals provide relief for areas like day surgeries and lab testing, she said. She is concerned these hospital cuts could come back to the table again and wants to be there to fight them, she said. The second Horizon candidate, Pauline Gallant, could not be reached by press time. T&T: Many residents say they cannot get a family doctor and there is also a nursing shortage. What would you do to tackle these challenges? Collaboration, to see the issue from many angles and fix the causes, not the symptoms, is Reinsborough's goal. She would involve advocacy groups who understand the problems and hear their ideas. “It’s time to throw out the old ideas of cutting services and instead see where new opportunities lie,” she said. T&T: Some residents feel health-care decisions are sometimes made without their best interests in mind and with little opportunity to provide feedback, how do you respond to these concerns? Reinsborough said she sees the current public feedback process at Horizon as closed and not enough is being done to help New Brunswickers understand decision-making. Electing collaborative-minded people with open minds would help considerably, she said. ♦ Candidates running for Vitalité Health Network Subregion A1: T&T: What would you do to address chronic concerns expressed in the region about potential closures or reduced services at rural hospitals? Claire Ephestion said, “When it comes to life-saving emergencies, budgetary issues should not be the priority. Every citizen must have access to an emergency service within a reasonable distance from home, regardless of the time of day the accident occurs.” Decentralization, she added, may need reconsideration. Louis-Marie Simard said services in rural areas should not only be maintained but improved. It is socially and financially wiser to bring services as close to patients as possible when other costs such as transportation, to name but one, are considered. Simard noted that the average cost of an emergency room visit in a smaller hospital is lower. T&T: Many residents say they cannot get a family doctor and there is also a nursing shortage. What would you do to tackle these challenges? Ephestion said projected retirements will continue to exacerbate this troubling problem. Solutions proposed include: retention of young doctors, attracting immigration and the facilitation of the equivalence of diplomas for qualified and experienced doctors and nurses. Some consultations, such as prescription, renewals can be done by virtual appointments to gain efficiency, she said. Simard said in the short-term, some tasks could be spread differently between health-care professionals and increase room for families and caregivers in the care work. However, in the mid to long-term, more programs need to be created to help international health-care workers transition, upgrading their certifications, if necessary to practise here. Educational institutions also need to be able to accept more students, said Simard. T&T: Some residents feel health-care decisions are sometimes made without their best interests in mind and with little opportunity to provide feedback, how do you respond to these concerns? Ephestion said more needs to be done to understand resident expectations of their hospitals, including evaluating current user experiences and looking for improvements. She believes opportunities for resident-involvement in decision should increase. Simard said concerns and fears expressed by citizens are legitimate, and she believes that national standards are not being followed in how decisions are being made on patient involvement. More is needed, she said. Clara Pasieka, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Telegraph-Journal
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