The NDP have committed to bringing back X-ray services to Morinville if elected this spring.
In February 2022, the town lost its lab services and the X-ray machine broke in February 2020 but was never repaired.
The time the Gazette reported AHS said they had low patient numbers, difficulties in retaining staff, and a lack of working X-ray equipment which drove the decision to close the lab.
On Tuesday the NDP announced they would restore the X-ray services to Morinville.
“The government has claimed the cancellation of X-ray services was due to challenges recruiting staff, a lack of functioning equipment and low patient volume, but I do not believe the last one to be true because I have heard from so many about how vital those services are,” Karen Shaw, the Alberta NDP candidate for Morinville-St. Albert, said in a press release.
“So I’m here to say that an Alberta NDP government will fund the X-ray equipment and do everything in our power to recruit the necessary staff.
The election is slated for May 29 of this year.
UCP MLA Dale Nally currently represents the Morinville- St. Albert riding.