City council appointed four members of the community to the Lloydminster and District Health Advisory Committee.
Stephanie Munro, Jonathan Torresan, Wendy Plandowski and Paul Richer were approved as members of the committee at the city council meeting on November 25. They will join members in the surrounding communities and RM’s in advising where the future of healthcare in the city should be headed.
Munro says she has experience working in the healthcare system as a member of the Lloydminster Region Health Foundation and as a former healthcare worker.
“As a resident, I feel that a person’s mental health or their overall health are really huge issues. At the bottom line, an individual’s health is at the utmost importance so it’s important to have people advocating to the different ministers and governments.”
She hopes to tackle the many concerns she’s heard from residents as a councillor.
“I have heard numerous concerns from various people within the community as far as ambulance care to doctor shortage to issues when they’re patients within the hospital.”
Torresan says the healthcare situation isn’t the most ideal for people in either province and looks forward to finding the best service for all residents.
“There’s a lot that needs to be looked at, past reports that I think have come through and need attention where we haven’t necessarily moved the needle on the health front in the city in the last several years. I really look forward to putting my head down and grinding away at getting some things done on the health front.”
The new members will be a part of the committee for the next two years ending in December 2021.