NDP leader Adrian Dix

NDP leader Adrian Dix

Dix coming to Nelson to talk health

Provincial NDP leader Adrian Dix will be in Nelson on Monday evening for a health care forum.

Provincial NDP leader Adrian Dix will be in Nelson on Monday evening for a health care forum.

The session is hosted by the Health Task Force and Nelson and Area Society for Health.

“[Dix] is going to put forth his health care initiative for the Kootenays and the province,” says city councillor and society member Robin Cherbo.

“It’s probably more attuned to acute health care than the broader aspects.”

Before winning his party’s leadership Dix stated he would provide onsite access to a 24-hour CT scanner at Kootenay Lake Hopsital, plus general surgery, and a complement of critical care beds.

Other speaker will include Dr. Shiraz Moola and Dr. Carrie Fitzsimmons.

There will also be a chance for questions from the public.

The forum runs from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hume Room at Hume Hotel.