‘It is totally irresponsible’: union calls out Manitoba’s health-care restructuring amid the pandemic
Manitoba is planning to move forward with the second wave of restructuring its health-care system, which includes shifting the management of the Cadham Provincial Laboratory and other health-care facilities – a move critics say is irresponsible during a pandemic.
The province began its restructuring of the health-care system in 2018, shifting responsibility for a number of health-care sectors to Shared Health.
On Wednesday, the province said it would move into its next phase of that transition, giving the responsibility of Cadham Provincial Laboratory, Selkirk Mental Health Centre, Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, dental and oral health, emergency medical services, and other health-care-related sectors to Shared Health.
The province said about 1,600…