Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew expressed concern about the future of the mobile cancer clinic ‘Breastcheck’ after receiving multiple reports of last minute cancelled appointments.
“Cancer screening saves lives - that this is why mobile units are so important. They provide essential health care to thousands of women outside Winnipeg,” said Kinew. “This is the second year in a row that the mobile units have been taken out of service without warning—that’s countless appointments cancelled”
Kinew called on the Health Minister to explain why this service has been interrupted for the second year in a row and whether there have been any changes to policy regarding the locations the mobile units serve.
“We know the Government is currently conducting a value for money review of Cancer Care —the Government needs to clear the air and explain why the mobile units are not operating for a second year in a row and they need to restore the service, and re-book appointments for patients, as soon as possible” said Kinew.
Wab Kinew, Leader of NDP