Wilson thanks public over consultation
The health minister will not attend a public forum organised by a pressure group about the Bermuda Health Plan today.
Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, said she was pleased by the level of public involvement in the debate on the future of Bermuda’s healthcare, but that she would be overseas on government business.
She said: “It is regrettable that I am not on island to participate in this important town hall by Patients 1st Bermuda.
“I hope it generates the fruitful dialogue we have seen from most stakeholders, so we can continue to receive constructive feedback to improve access and sustainability for all of Bermuda”.
The meeting, to be held by Patients 1st Bermuda, was organised to let the public hear the perspective of medical professionals on proposed healthcare reforms.
Several people scheduled to take part as panellists are doctors, including Henry Dowling, president of the Bermuda Medical Doctors Association, Steven Kenny, a paediatrician, Janie Brown, a dentist, and Jamie Burgess, an optometrist.
The Patients 1st Facebook page said: “We think Bermuda healthcare is too expensive. Healthcare reform is good. #Rushedhealthreform is not good.
“Patients 1st wants the Government to postpone all health reform legislation until they can tell us in real terms what the financial impact will be for Bermuda’s workers and families.”
The meeting will be held at the St Paul AME Centennial Hall in Hamilton at 5.30pm.
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