Health minister meets Masset mayor

  • Aug. 13, 2003 6:00 a.m.

Health Services Minister Colin Hansen was on the islands this week, having a private holiday with his wife and children.
However, he did find time to have a quick tour of the Masset hospital with mayor Barry Pages on Monday (Aug. 11). Mr. Pages said they were toured around by x-ray technician Tony Tyler.
Mr. Hansen also was treated to a barbecue on North Beach with Mr. Pages and a few other Masset residents on Sunday evening. The group feasted on local salmon and crab, and even deep fried a turkey.
“We had a good spread there,” Mr. Pages said, adding that the health minister and his family enjoyed the islands very much.
Meanwhile, some health workers are getting ready to move out of cramped offices in the Masset hospital and in the aging Main Street building across from co-op, and into the former Skills Centre building. The new health office is right beside the hospital, and will have room for all the community health programs and doctors’ offices, Mr. Pages said.
“The doctors are pleased that’s all coming together,” he said, adding that the doctors’ current offices in the hospital are each about the size of a walk-in closet. “It will give them a bit more room.”
The move should occur by September or October, he said.

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