Connecting with government
In July, executive director Mary Smith and president Jennifer Dunsford met with Cameron Friesen, Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, Deputy Minister Karen Herd, and Sean Brygudre, executive director of health and human resource planning to discuss opportunities for collaboration, including:
- Accessing expertise through existing nursing leadership tables such as the Manitoba Nursing Leadership Group that includes representation from education, practice and regulation
- Taking an upstream approach to healthcare transformation
Additionally, we have regular meetings and contacts with the department of Health, Seniors and Active Living; Shared Services Manitoba; and each of the regional health authorities. These connections allow us the opportunity to voice the concerns and share the questions we hear from members.