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Liberals Seek Update On Mental Health Hub In Yarmouth

By Steve MacArthur Oct 25, 2022 | 12:22 PM

Yarmouth Regional Hospital (File Photo)

The MLA for Yarmouth wants an update on opening a recovery support centre for the region.

Plans to establish a mental health and addictions hub at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital were not included in the spring budget.

Zach Churchill says he’d like some assurances it will still go ahead.

“We are seeing what seems to be an increase in devastating addictions in our community, and we’ve only seen three of those hubs move forward in the budget. The only one that was missing was in the Western Zone in Yarmouth,” says Churchill.

Minister Brian Comer says they will continue exploring the option further, but did not offer a timeline.

“I’ve had conversations concerning the Western Zone on a regular basis, and I’m open to exploring that further,” said Comer.

The centres offer services to help with substance use and gambling addictions.

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