FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Child, Youth and Seniors’ Advocate Kelly Lamrock has appointed a group of influential New Brunswickers to join the advisory council as part of the consultation process of the review of the provincial long-term care system.

“New Brunswickers deserve a reliable long-term care system that will ensure easy access to quality services, while respecting their dignity, their rights and their independence,” said Lamrock. “By consulting a group of advisors with diverse knowledge and backgrounds, I am confident they will provide strong support for our team as they explore best practices and provide guidance on how the government can develop a clear plan for a viable, predictable provincial long-term care system which promotes accountability in a comfortable community setting.”

Members of the advisory council are:

  • Chief George Ginnish from Natoaganeg (Eel Ground First Nation)
  • Madeleine Dubé
  • Norma Dubé
  • Janet Durkee-Lloyd
  • Brian Duplessis
  • Haley Flaro
  • Joan Kingston
  • Chandra MacBean
  • Ken McGeorge
  • Misty McLaughlin
  • Constantine Passaris
  • Terry Seguin
  • Sarah Wagner

The advocate is also asking the general public to share from their personal experience by responding to an online questionnaire.

Stakeholders wishing to provide a formal submission to contribute to the long-term care review are encouraged to use this new email [email protected].

“By extending the reach of the engagement process and collecting input from the new online tools, the advice from members of the advisory council should lead to great work and produce a clear sustainable plan for the government to adopt and improve the overall long-term care system,” said Lamrock.