d’Entremont appeals to Liberal Health Minister
Monday Feb 23 2015
Dialysis unit needed in Barrington Passage
BARRINGTON PASSAGE, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Argyle-Barrington and Health critic Chris d’Entremont is urging the McNeil government to establish a dialysis unit in Barrington Passage. d’Entremont has written to Health Minister Leg Glavine urging him to put machines in the existing Barrington Passage Health clinic. Click here for letter
“There are a number of residents in Shelburne County who need to make the trip to Yarmouth for this life sustaining procedure three times a week,” d”Entremont said. “This travel adds to their stress levels, in terms of finances and driving time.”
A group called the Barrington Dialysis Support Group have been fighting to get a dialysis clinic in the area. Last week, a Wood’s Harbour resident who needed to travel 100km to Yarmouth for his dialysis treatment went off the road due to winter conditions.
d’Entremont says with the large health clinic space already existing in Barrington Passage, opportunities exist for a solution.
“A competent government would utilize the space in Barrington Passage,” d’Entremont said. “The infrastructure exists, it would simply be a matter of getting some machines in there. This solution would address a great need in this area, and ensure patient safety.”