Speak Up for Health Care!
Dear Health Care Workers,
I am writing to you today to ask you to please take a moment to participate in the upcoming Speak Up for Health Care consultations that have begun to take place throughout the province.
I realize that many of you are burnt out and exhausted from the work you have been doing over the past 18 months, and that we are asking a lot of you by asking you to take the time to participate in this process, but it is so important that your voices are heard. As your union, we are also doing our best to arrange for meetings with the new Premier and Minister of Health and Wellness so we may advocate on your behalf, but it is absolutely critical that they hear directly from you, as well.
There are a few ways you can participate.
- Between September 20th to 23rd, Premier Houston and Minister Thompson will be touring the four zones. If you have the opportunity to speak with them in person, and you’re comfortable doing so, please share your experiences and ideas with them!
- You can register to participate in one of the scheduled Round Table sessions here: https://www.engage4health.ca/speak-up-for-healthcare/widgets/102596/key_dates#32261
- 20 September 2021 Sydney
- 21 September 2021 Truro
- 22 September 2021 Bridgewater
- 23 September 2021 Halifax
- If you cannot attend one of the sessions, you can share your feedback online here: https://www.engage4health.ca/speak-up-for-healthcare/brainstormers/tell-us-your-ideas
- You can also record a 60- to 90-second video of your ‘elevator pitch’ for the premier with your idea for addressing a pressing issue in health care and upload it here: https://www.dropbox.com/request/m6Mci8spAZMyQKNydxTo
It is imperative that leaders from this new government hear directly from you – the frontline workers – about what your challenges are, and what ideas you have for improving our health care system, if we hope to see meaningful change.
Thank you, once again, for being there to care for Nova Scotians when we have needed you most.
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