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"dr adrian edgar" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

08:40 min | 1 year ago

"dr adrian edgar" Discussed on The Big Story

"I'm Jordan Heath Rowlings. This is the big story. Sarah Rochford is a writer based New Brunswick who told the story of clinic five five four at flare dot dot com. Hello Sarah going. It's going well. It's going better out here than abortion and New Brunswick I guess can you start. Can you start start by telling us what exactly clinic. Five five forest sure so clinic five five four is a small family medical practice best downtown Fredericton New Brunswick It has a big rainbow painted on the outside of it and it focuses on sort of general and sexual health care as well healthcare for Queer and Trans people and it is the only private abortion clinic in New Brunswick. How long has it been open for clinic? Four has been around around in various iterations for many years it used to be an existence as the morganthaler clinic and that was actually shut down a few years ago due to a lack of funding similar to that which is being right now by clinic side for what happened when it closed before. And how did it reopen when the Morganthaler clinic in a close essentially the community was quite afraid because a lot of it healthcare services were being a race so what happened. Was the community. Really sort of galvanize. I came together to raise money. Who reopened the clinic under a new thing and most of the money was raised by women and transports in New Brunswick? What kind of support it does it get from the province? Click with afford doesn't have any provincial support right now and that's why it's in danger of closure so the Premier Blaine Higgs. I'm in health. Minister had Fleming have been refusing to answer calls from. I advocate looking to keep the clinic open on facebook so these advocates are tagging politicians. And we're going in and unplugging themselves the health department won't talk about this at all all it will say is that private clinic aren't I'm getting your Brunswick and those who are looking to get a surgical abortion travel to market our bathurst if they don't already within those areas what is the bigger picture and this is one of the reasons That we wanted to talk to you. Because you've been on this for a while. What is the bigger picture just about access to abortion in New Brunswick in the area to abortion? Russian in New Brunswick doesn't look the same way as it doesn't other provinces so basically if you're looking to access a surgical abortion nothing go to one of three hospitals in the province and those are located in Moncton and his thirst respectively. So if you don't already live in these areas and you're looking to get an abortion. You can only get a first trimester abortion Shanna at these hospitals until you have to travel there so this means that you have to organize how care for yourself. You have to get time off. Work you organize accommodation in the town that you have to travel to because because I mean realistically after Procedure like that. oftentimes people need a little rest right. They can't just one a day sometimes. So that's kind of some of the various and right now the only place outside of the cost to get abortion is one private clinic in Fredericton which is in danger of closing a couple of governments ago. They need some improvements improvements on this and they started to provide government funded and if a guy me so. We took a medical induced abortion right. It's a pill that you take to induce abortion at home uh-huh right but I guess they're saying that these aren't super available either so what's happening is. The pill is covered by the government but the health care providers time time and a dream that pope is not always covered in full. So it's covered a little bit but anyone who might need counselling or a little bit of additional healthcare. Sometimes it's falling through the cracks. So what advocates are saying. Is that basically. It's focussed on salaries so nurse practitioner who are providing mess with more frequency right because bill per service dot. All of their time is covered. Unfortunately so yeah. It doesn't look very good. It's it's not really an acceptable service. Here how how did it get that way. So it's basically the only been that way let the environment the New Brunswick is still quite socially and religiously conservative. They have a sense that maybe goes who vote for them. Don't want this service to be available right with. I don't think it's necessarily true. I think through on behalf of some people but reproductive justice is a personal choice right so if some folks don't believe in abortion that's I think a separate issue from making it unavailable for the people who need jackass at right so yeah. It's just always been this way and government after government sort of dresses the status quo of abortion school available in these cities and not funded elsewhere. it's just it's always been this way and nothing is really seeming to change right like the provincial health authorities said that they would come in and put pressure on the government to make sure he services are covered. But we really haven't heard much news and that was a couple of weeks ago. What kinds of things are being done other behind the scenes or publicly to try to save the clinic There's been a huge public. Push on behalf of optimistic keeps US clinic clinic open and so there are rallies or protests. People are attending board meetings for the Provincial Health Authority Horizon House people deserting political pressure sure on the Department of Health and on the pro But as I said some of those calls for help are being ignored If not the majority of those calls and so it really seems to be community fighting for its own healthcare as opposed to the government stepping in and providing healthcare. How's the government government given any reason or justification or explanation beyond simply like we don't pay for private healthcare and is that consistent even across the board the response if they don't pay for private healthcare is consistent across the board so each department? I spoke to the Department of Health as well as the office said DOC right they said this is a private thing and we don't they also say that as hard as David theft the access available right now and monkeying embassador is enough. They they say if people need abortion they can go there and that's sort of the end of the story but abortion isn't the only service that this clinic provides. No no abortion is not the only service provides so this clinic is a family doctor clinic to three thousand patients and about one thousand of those are part the Lgbtq community and these people go to this clinic because Dr Adrian Edgar who was the clinic. Dr Is really well informed in this area and he can provide adequate compassionate. CARE to people So Yeah I provide service. It's those people. It provides Abortion services and it also provides general and and sexual health care. Thousand prisoners will be without a family doctor if it closes and they'll be forced to rely on the because there's a backlog of about twenty thousand patients right now Waiting for a family doctor so these people will sort of be waiting in line with everyone else. That was GONNA be my next question anyway as like why. Hi Is this clinic in such danger if there is a huge shortage of doctors in this province. That's a great question honestly and I asked the Free Mir you know what what is what are these people supposed to do and his response was just kind of that. Look Dr Edgar can go ahead and open another clinic or like work elsewhere. Swear and keep providing care to these people so I don't know why they wouldn't just fund the clinic that he already has open But that's something that I'm trying to understand a little better ourself to be honest. Was this issue and the election. I mean I can't imagine that federal campaigners weren't asked about this. Yes so interestingly we. The pending closure of the clinic was announced two weeks before the election And there were warned. Koh Test that was with may attended attended and Justin Trudeau has pledged his help on this one or at least during the election period he punched his health and he said if Mr Hicks will sit down with community or you know other elected officials and work on a way to keep this clinic open or otherwise provide care for these patients that he himself would step in. I and ensure that these discussions are had in the province. Activists are saying that they've reached out to Mr Trudeau's office and that they're not receiving a response. I me neither can kind of hear it in your voice but What's it like when you talk to people in the community that this clinic served? It sounds frustrating to say. The least. It.

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"dr adrian edgar" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

07:16 min | 1 year ago

"dr adrian edgar" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Last week you Brunswick Dr Adrian Kerr had what he described as the worst day of his life Dr Edgar is the medical director of clinic five five four in Fredericton which offers among many other this is out of hospital abortions trouble is New Brunswick's provincial government doesn't fund out of hospital abortion so the clinic has been losing money so much money edgar was forced to put it up for sale now Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh have both pledged that if elected they're liberal and end EP governments would enter veen to help ensure clinic five four gets funded we reached Dr Adrian Edgar in Fredericton Doctor Edgar it seems that your clinic has hum an election issue in this federal campaign. What do you think of that I mean runs have been fighting for ferry clocks portion for decades so this is the first time prime minister is committed to fighting with some I think that's quite an achievement but he has pledged to intervene if reelected but we've also heard that the MVP will do the same thing Jagmeet Singh as made the same commitment to sat right exactly but now mr seeing points out that if mr yeah no really did care about providing support for your clinic he's had four years to do that is that the case I mean it is the case he's been the prime minister over four years but in that time Mr within cassettes a standard in the country we didn't have before before he was elected we weren't talking about abortion at all button and my and so I think he's opened up conversation I think he's encouraged everyone looking in the service what access to abortion do people in New Brunswick have at this point right now we have about twenty hospitals in Brunswick and there are two cities that provide abortion hospitals to Moncton bathurst is that right that's correct in the capital city in Fredericton and we don't have hospitals that provide abortions but if you can access abortion services elsewhere within Iran Zwick why is clinic five for so critical well clarify four is more than an abortion clinic it's family practice and it serves everyone you know we have a large number of transgender patients from what's the maritimes who depend on US patients with HIV addictions elderly patients in patients with chronic care needs like diabetes let's the clinic's closure would impact thousands of new brunswickers in a province already is under served and then particularly would impact people who are trying to access the services you provide the clinic are they covered in New Brunswick by by healthcare I mean exactly that's that's our point is that every single service at the clinic is paid for your Medicare accepting evolution washing is specifically targeted by government for for funding through Medicare so the province funds the other services off at your clinic and the but the problem is unfunded abortion services that is created this financial crisis for you so how often does it happened you pay for patients abortions out of your own pocket every week the people who can't travel to Moncton are people who are facing other barriers often financial barriers so that means they can't pay for a boss they can't take time off from work were they can't afford childcare go for a repeat visits one hundred fifty kilometers away so those are often the people who are coming to us for help and and you know the that happens every every week I mean this is an issue of timely access now it's an issues just human dignity we won't be able to provide abortions to patients as soon as possible close to home as possible so they can go home after you know feel other by their family we don't want them having two weeks and weeks on a wait list and then go to mm city without anyone that they know to talk to afterwards I think it's summer that's reasonable you say that you also provide these other services there people have their family doctors in your clinic so we well New Brunswick like other places there are it's a shortage of of family doctors and found and family clinics so what happens to how many patients somebody of your clients are going to be without without a a clinic with a doctor after you coast in right we've had just under three thousand patients visit to clarify forty four and I'm the family doctor so percentage of those people are just family practice and now I mean we've had at least half a dozen doctors family doctors have had to close the parents is in our region in the last year and the toll community is immeasurable we have a wait list in New Brunswick for tens of thousands of patients who don't have a family doctor and adding three thousand people later are is it possible at this point to prevent the closure of your clinic or is that sort of something you can't avoid point I mean no one hundred percent possible and that's what we're asking our premium to understand the regulation is just a regulation it can be repealed today right just just they can repeal not regulation prohibits the funding and then just sit down I mean this is how we get publicly funded healthcare we just decided that it's worth funding and we've had a petition in New Brunswick with nearly ten thousand people who signed it asking our government to fund the clinic The federal government received one with forty thousand people so I mean fifty thousand Canadians were willing to speak up for equal access to healthcare runs Lincoln it's possible in this is a very doable. What's victory would you like to see the next federal government do to help ensure that your doors stay open well the Kendall Health Act protects universal access to healthcare and we're simply asking are to respect that you know healthcare's human rights as a country we believe it shouldn't with an wis that's one of candidates greatest achievement and so we just want them to run government to show us they understand that and repeal regulations that restrict access and if if the federal government needs to intervene government can enforce that by you know if they think that the province isn't doing its duty to provide reasonable access by restricting some of the funds available for healthcare until they do so I mean I I don't think it's reasonable to ask a pregnant teenager to hitchhike one hundred fifty kilometers to talk to a doctor her options Edgar will leave it there but thank you thank you so much what a what a privilege thinking Adrienne Edgar is the medical director of clinic five five four in Fredericton which Justin Trudeau Jug me zing and Elizabeth may have all pledged to help protect if elected.

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"dr adrian edgar" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

07:16 min | 1 year ago

"dr adrian edgar" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Last week you Brunswick Dr Adrian Kerr had what he described as the worst day of his life Dr Edgar is the medical director of clinic five five four in Fredericton which offers among many other this is out of hospital abortions trouble is New Brunswick's provincial government doesn't fund out of hospital abortion so the clinic has been losing money so much money Edgar was forced to put it up for sale now Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh have both pledged that if elected they're liberal and end EP governments would enter veen to help ensure clinic five four gets funded we reached Dr Adrian Edgar in Fredericton Doctor Edgar it seems that your clinic has hum an election issue in this federal campaign what do you think of that I mean runs have been fighting for ferry clocks portion for decades so this is the first time prime minister is committed to fighting with some I think that's quite an achievement but he has pledged to intervene if reelected but we've also heard that the MVP will do the same thing Jagmeet Singh made the same commitment to sat right exactly but now mr seeing points out that if Mr yeah no really did care about providing support for your clinic he's had four years to do that is that the case I mean it is the case he's been the prime minister over four years but in that time Mr Within K. sets a standard in the country we didn't have before before he was elected we weren't talking about abortion at all button and my and so I think he's opened up conversation I think he's encouraged everyone looking in the service what access to abortion do people in New Brunswick have at this point right now we have about twenty hospitals in Brunswick and there are two cities that provide abortion hospitals to Moncton bathurst is that right that's correct in the capital city in Fredericton and we don't have hospitals that provide abortions but if you can access abortion services elsewhere within Iran Zwick why is clinic five for so critical well clarify four is more than an abortion clinic it's family practice and it serves everyone you know we have a large number of transgender patients macron what's the maritimes who depend on US patients with HIV addictions elderly patients in patients with chronic care needs like diabetes let's the clinic's closure would impact thousands of new brunswickers in a province already is under served and then particularly would impact people who are trying to access the services you provide the clinic are they covered in New Brunswick by by healthcare. I mean exactly that's that's our point is that every single service at the clinic is paid for your Medicare except for abortion washing is specifically targeted by government for for funding through Medicare so the province funds the other services off at your clinic and the but the problem is unfunded abortion services that is created this financial crisis for you so how often does it happened you pay for patients abortions out of your own pocket every week the people who can't travel to Moncton are people who are facing other barriers often financial barriers so that means they can't pay for a boss they can't take time off from work were they can't afford childcare go for a repeat visits one hundred fifty kilometers away so those are often the people who are coming to us for help and and you know the that happens every every week I mean this is an issue of timely access now it's an issues just human dignity we won't be able to provide abortions to patients as soon as possible close to home as possible so they can go home after you know feel other family we don't want them having two weeks and weeks on a wait list and then go to mm city without anyone that they know to talk to afterwards I think it's that's reasonable you say that you also provide these other services there people have their family doctors in your clinic so we well New Brunswick like other places there are it's a shortage of of family doctors and found and family clinics so what happens to how many patients somebody of your clients are going to be without without a a clinic with a doctor after you coast in and now I mean we've had at least half a dozen doctors family doctors have had to close the parents is in our region in the last year and the toll community is immeasurable we have a wait list in New Brunswick for tens of thousands of patients who don't have a family doctor and adding three thousand people later are is it possible at this point to prevent the closure of your clinic or is that sort of something you can't avoid point I mean no one hundred percent possible and that's what we're asking our premium to understand the regulation is just a regulation it can be repealed today right just just they can repeal not regulation prohibits the funding and then just sit down I mean this is how we get publicly funded healthcare we just decided that it's worth funding and we've had a petition in New Brunswick with nearly ten thousand people who signed it asking our government to fund the clinic the Federal Government received one with forty thousand people so I mean Fifty Thousand Canadians were willing to speak up for equal access to healthcare runs Lincoln it's possible in this is a very doable let's be victory would you like to see the next federal government do to help ensure that your doors stay open well the Kendall Health Act protects universal and so we just want them to run government to show us they understand that and repeal regulations that restrict access and if if the federal government needs to intervene and do that and that's what we were asking for and one of the components of the Canada Health Act is that many have reasonable access and the federal government can enforce that by you know if they think that the province isn't doing its duty ride reasonable access by restricting some of the funds available for healthcare until they do so I mean I I don't think it's reasonable to ask a pregnant teenager to hitchhike one hundred fifty kilometers to talk to a doctor her options Edgar will leave it there but thank you thank you so much what a what a privilege thinking Adrienne Edgar is the medical director of clinic five five four in Fredericton which Justin Trudeau Jug me zing and Elizabeth may have all pledged to help protect if elected.

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