NDP calling on McNeil government to reverse other mental health cuts

August 25, 2015

NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald says while she’s pleased the McNeil government reversed its funding cut to the psychology residency program, more investments are needed to strengthen Nova Scotia’s mental health care system.

Last week in an op-ed, NDP Health Critic Dave Wilson called on Health Minister Leo Glavine to reverse a cut to the psychology residency program, along with cuts to numerous not-for-profit organizations.

“I hope this is just one of many cuts the government decides to reverse,” says MacDonald. “Our mental health care system is deteriorating under the Liberals and unless funding is restored to organizations like Eating Disorders Nova Scotia, to name just one, the situation is only going to get worse.”

She adds, “I also hope the government will take immediate action to reopen the mental health unit at the Aberdeen Hospital.”