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A welcome for the Health Ministers

Notice to editors
 Jan. 18, 2016

Groups set to welcome country's health ministers to Vancouver Jan. 20

Public health care advocates will be on hand to deliver a message to Ottawa that it's time to renew public health care
Vancouver, B.C. - On Jan. 20, leaders from several public health care organizations will hold a special event near the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to urge provincial and federal leaders to renew Canada's public health system.

Over the past decade, public health care has been seriously neglected - hospitals are overcrowded, wait lists have grown and drug costs have soared.

Canada's health care ministers are meeting at the Hotel Vancouver for two days of talks on a new national agreement on the future of medicare.

WHAT: Welcome Canada's health ministers event
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 9:30 a.m.
WHO: Community organizations, health care advocacy groups and health care unions
WHERE: Northwest corner of W. Georgia and Burrard St., Vancouver, across from Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The event is supported by the Canadian Health Coalition and its member organizations.


For more information, please contact:

Adam Lynes-Ford
BC Health Coalition Campaigner
   604.787.6560 (cell)

Neil Monckton

Hospital Employees' Union Communications Officer
   604.456.7137 (direct)
  604.209.3814 (cell)