THOMPSON, Man.- Health officials and Indigenous leaders in northern Manitoba have signed a declaration to address racism in the health-care system. The document commits the regional health system to reduce barriers for Indigenous people seeking care and reduce the gaps in care between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Bernice Thorassie, who helps northern Indigenous patients navigate the health-care system, says she has seen people struggle to get treatment and face barriers after travelling from their home communities to Thompson, Man., or Winnipeg. She says there is a high rate of Indigenous people in the Thompson region who have amputated feet or legs, and some might have been spared the amputation with better treatment. Cal Huntley, board chair of the northern regional health authority, says the declaration is a step to correcting
The post Manitoba health authority promises to help address racism in health care services appeared first on The Turtle Island News.