It is that time in our life cycle when political candidates are busy trying to attract voter support. And in each federal and provincial election in the last 50 years or more, health care has often been a major factor.
Candidates know that health care is a sacred trust to be tampered with at the peril of those seeking election. Promises to add more get you points, promises to deal with reality cause loss of points.
Candidates also know that there is, particularly in New Brunswick, a great deal of discontent with healthcare services coming from people in their 50’s and early 60’s who want a carefree retirement only to find that a spouse had Dementia. Or an aging parent in crisis and caught in the web of unclear regulation and competing government departments. Read more here
Ken McGeorge, BS,DHA,CHE is a career health care executive based in Fredericton, NB, Canada.