HEU to oppose private hospital scheme for Abbotsford at two key meetings November 7 and 8

News release

The Hospital Employees’ Union will be at two important meetings this week to oppose a proposed private hospital scheme to replace Abbotsford’s ageing MSA General Hospital and to urge Fraser Valley health officials and provincial politicians to build a publicly owned and operated health facility.

What: Fraser Valley Health Board meeting When: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 7 Where: Fraser Valley Health Board offices 34194 Marshall Road, Abbotsford

What: Select Standing Committee on Health When: 4:15 p.m. Thursday, November 8 Where: Sheraton Guildford, Guildford A/B room 15269 — 104 Avenue, Surrey

Last month, HEU publicly disclosed that the government had changed course and was about to finalize plans to build a new private rather than public hospital in Abbotsford without consultation with Fraser Valley residents.