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Darcy calls for Fraser Health review to be made public

New Westminster MLA and NDP health critic Judy Darcy -
New Westminster MLA and NDP health critic Judy Darcy
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New Democrat health critic and New Westminster MLA Judy Darcy has called for a summary of a Fraser Health review to be made public.

Her demand comes after Fraser Health chairman Wynne Powell said last week the findings were too complex for a public release to be helpful.

"Fraser Health patients, their families, and staff on the front lines of health care deserve to know the findings of the Fraser Health Authority review and to learn just how these findings are going to improve health care and patient experiences in the region," said Darcy, a former head of the Hospital Employees Union, in a news release. "It's concerning to learn that contrary to what the public believed, both the health minister and the new leadership of the Fraser Health Authority have now stated that they have absolutely no intention of releasing the report."

Darcy noted the review was done because of a prolonged period of chaos in the system with increasing patient wait times in emergency rooms, inadequate staffing levels and unacceptable patient discharges.

ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

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