Flin Flon Obstretrics

Honourable Cameron Friesen,
As Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living I believe that you need to be aware that
Flin Flon is approaching the one year anniversary of the closure of obstetrics at the Flin Flon
General Hospital.
The community has been told that this decision will be revisited with the release of the
Provincial Clinical and Preventive Services Plan. The original release date for this plan was
Spring 2019. But as far as we are aware, there has been no announcement of this plan and
therefore our community is still left in the dark about the closure and possible reopening of
obstetrics.
In order to understand the gravity of this situation, I believe you need to have a better
understanding of the reality that faces the families of our area that are forced to travel to birth
their children:
● Time off work and time without pay
● The cost to travel and live in another area while families await the arrival of their baby
● The cost of childcare, pet care and housekeeping while families are out of their home
community.
● Travelling highways in unfavourable conditions without cell phone service for hundreds
of kilometres at a time.
● Women separated from their support systems because, for whatever reason, the support
is unable to join them.
● Loss of time from parental leave as women are forced to take their leave early so that
they can be safely away from our community.
● Disruption of prenatal care.
● Emotional and mental health concerns as the stress of the situation affects expectant
women.
I ask for a reply that you are actively seeking a way to address our concerns and release the
plan so that obstetrics can reopen to provide quality care to expectant women.


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Kelly Klick
Wanda Donaldson
Mike Kubrakovich
Melissa Richardson
June Bourguignon
Ross Martin
Erin Boiteau
Camille Limoges
Byrne Macdonald
Heather Fleming
Debbie MacDonald
Dorothy Quaal
Jenifer Nick
Ellen Dale
Blair Hudson
Dessa MacDonald
Kala Grant
Darlene Myden
Kira
Alexandra Dallas
Jana Koczka
Brenda-lee Smalley
Shelby Abrahamson
Brett Koczka
Sarah Wasylciw
Lyndsay Jackson
Amanda Hart
Lisa Buettner
Leslie Ellsworth
Sherry McConnell
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  • Kelly Klick
    Midwives need to be a part of the plan
  • Wanda Donaldson
  • Mike Kubrakovich
  • Melissa Richardson
    Despicable how pregnant women in the north are being treated less than human. Shame on this conservative government for taking away our health care claiming safety issues. NO DOCTORS IN OUR NEW HOSPITAL IS NOT SAFE!!!
  • June Bourguignon
  • Ross Martin
  • Erin Boiteau
  • Camille Limoges
    I had 5 different doctors With my most recent pregnancy. My extreamly low iron was not caught by anyone until dr. Jackson from the Pas actualy took the time to go through my file and get me on iron pills 1 month before i delivered. I had one dr. Here in flon flon tell me i had a 75% chance of having a baby with down syndrom. All because she didn’t know how to read a chart properly. Leaving my daughter behind and having to spend an extra 2 days in the pas, put stress on myaelf and husband and also my mother who flew in from Florida to care for her while we had to be in the pas. The hospital was full on our last day and we were asked if we could find another place to spend the night. We said no and they discharged us that evening. The pas maternity is absolutely amazing. Dr. Jackson and the nurses are wonderful. But they are over worked and they are discharging babies and mothers early because of lack of rooms. Flin flon needs a OBGYN ASAP!!!!!
  • Byrne Macdonald
  • Heather Fleming
  • Debbie MacDonald
  • Dorothy Quaal
  • Jenifer Nick
  • Ellen Dale
  • Blair Hudson
    It has been too long. No excuses just open it!
  • Dessa MacDonald
    My family and friends lives in Flin Flon..this is unacceptable! Unless you have lived there, you can’t understand the strain and dangerous situations this closure has and will continue to put women and families through!
  • Kala Grant
  • Darlene Myden
  • Kira
  • Alexandra Dallas
  • Jana Koczka
  • Brenda-lee Smalley
  • Shelby Abrahamson
  • Brett Koczka
  • Sarah Wasylciw
  • Lyndsay Jackson
  • Amanda Hart
  • Lisa Buettner
  • Leslie Ellsworth
  • Sherry McConnell