From The Desk Of The President

The consensus has never been clearer, the most urgent priority in the health-care system is to fix the front door. Our primary care system is falling apart around us, held [Read More...]
New Brunswick’s healthcare system has been facing numerous challenges due to years of underfunding, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients face long wait times for tests and emergency care, while [Read More...]
For the last several years, the New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) has written in this space about the need for a new provincial health plan to map out a sustainable future for the health and well-being of New Brunswickers. [Read More...]
After perhaps the longest year and a half many of us have ever experienced, we are “green” in New Brunswick. [Read More...]
Today is Green Shirt Day in Canada, the day after the anniversary of the tragic 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash where 16 people lost their lives and 13 were severely injured. [Read More...]
As we approach a new year that is looking ever more like the light at the end of a dark tunnel, New Brunswickers should be proud of the work they have done navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. [Read More...]
This week we learned of a COVID-19 outbreak in Moncton. Our province has deftly avoided the worst of the global pandemic to date, but this is not our first outbreak, nor will it be our last. It is a difficult reminder that this virus is persistent and will take every opportunity we give it to spread. It also reminds us that we must take every precaution to prevent that spread by following Public Health’s guidance. [Read More...]
A possible political shakeup and second wave of COVID-19 have the potential to greatly impact the future of health care in New Brunswick. As of this writing, it’s unclear whether a more formal collaboration of political parties will lead the way in New Brunswick or whether we are heading to a provincial election in the near future. What is clear and what cannot be lost in these uncertain times is the need for dramatic health system improvements in our province. [Read More...]