Years of cuts has led to a crisis in health care in Labrador West said MHA, Jordon Brown.
He says Labrador Grenfell Health was “cut to the bone” and officials are scrambling to fill needs. Residents of the coast of Labrador typically goes to HV-GB which was designed as the service hub for the region.
Continued obstetrical diversions from the hospital in HV-GB to Labrador West are causing strain on a region not designed to handle the influx with little to no capacity for accommodations or housing this time of year.
“This has not yet happened due to COVID-19,” says Brown. “This is years of government ignoring the health needs and to the uniqueness of Labrador.”