Port worried about loss of nurse

  • Sep. 13, 2006 2:00 p.m.

Port Clements residents are concerned about the Northern Health Authority’s plan for staffing at their health clinic following the resignation of clinic nurse Kathy Buell, council members were told last week.
Debbie Reindl urged council to connect with Northern Health and find out what is going on, saying there has been a real lack of communication since Ms Buell left in August.
The loss of the nurse is already making it difficult for seniors and other residents to get their prescription medication, Ms Reindl said.
Port went through a similar crisis a year and a half ago when Northern Health tried to force long-time clinic nurse Jonna Mattiesing to resign, Ms Reindl reminded council.
“I’m concerned for our community again,” she said. “There’s been a lack of communication to the overall public.”
Councillor Casey Decock offered her store, Ship Shape, as a drop-off point for prescription medication as one possible solution.
Village administrator Terry McMullon will look into the issue and see what he can find out.