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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Leslie Ellsworth
Sherry McConnell
Daniel Richards
Nikita Mackinnon
Tracey MacDonald
Marie Hildebrand
Cindy Majewski
Lisa Squires
Erin Gibbs
Danielle Yungwirth
Brenna Henry
Rebecca Hill
Norman Cable
Kelly Canty
Anne Tiwari
Lisa Small
Dakota Toffan
Saara Murnick
Ashley McLean
Kimberley Sattelberger
Kirsten Fritsch
Jennifer Gira
Sarah Lussier
Darlene Wilson
Stephanie Novosel
Jessie Stener
Mona Davis
Raquel Laliberty
Emily Kohlenberg
Johneah Wilson
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  • Leslie Ellsworth
  • Sherry McConnell
  • Daniel Richards
  • Nikita Mackinnon
    Bring back Obstetrics to Flin Flon !!!

    Women’s health is just as important as anyone else’s; it is NOT limited to pregnancy & child birth !!

    #womenshealthishealthcare

    #wewantbirthflinflon #MBpoli #MBhealth
  • Tracey MacDonald
  • Marie Hildebrand
  • Cindy Majewski
    The lack of medical care is horrible and completly unacceptable. Flin Flon has a brand new hospital that is not bein utilised.
  • Lisa Squires
  • Erin Gibbs
  • Danielle Yungwirth
  • Brenna Henry
  • Rebecca Hill
    I had a great experience with my birth in Flin Flon shortly before obstetrics was closed. Bring this service back so moms and babies can get the best start possible!
  • Norman Cable
    Something needs to change!
  • Kelly Canty
  • Anne Tiwari
    It is unconsionable to force people to travel so far, incur such costs (which you don’t cover), and suffer so many difficulties around what should be a celebratory occasion.
  • Lisa Small
  • Dakota Toffan
  • Saara Murnick
  • Ashley McLean
  • Kimberley Sattelberger
  • Kirsten Fritsch
  • Jennifer Gira
  • Sarah Lussier
  • Darlene Wilson
  • Stephanie Novosel
  • Jessie Stener
  • Mona Davis
  • Raquel Laliberty
  • Emily Kohlenberg
  • Johneah Wilson