Uzoma Asagwara

NDP candidate in the Union Station Winnipeg race.

Uzoma can be reached on social media, at uzoma.asagwara@mbndp.ca, or by calling 204-891-1461.

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‘Alarming’ spike in syphilis cases raises call for more treatment options

January 23, 2020

Winnipeg Sun - ...can do that outreach that’s needed to make sure that folks have the education, that they have access to treatment,” said NDP Health Critic Uzoma Asagwara. By contrast, Health Minister Cameron Friesen noted Manitoba has added some testing, outreach and harm reduction investments since the problem...

With Winnipeg hospitals crammed, NDP blames dwindling number of ICU beds for patient crunch

January 8, 2020

CBC Manitoba - ...then, the WRHA is working diligently to staff the vacant ICU beds, primarily with nurses, Kaminski said. Specialized care needed NDP health critic Uzoma Asagwara doesn't buy the explanation that other types of beds are making up for previous ICU beds. "The kinds of patients that are in those beds … those...

Bill limiting nurses’ mandatory OT unlikely to pass

December 4, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...hours,” Asagwara said, emphasizing the province needs to hire more nurses rather than mandate overtime for existing ones. The bill by NDP MLA Uzoma Asagwara, a former psychiatric nurse, seeks to limit use of mandatory overtime and make sure nurses aren’t obligated to take on extra hours in non-urgent...

NDP bill would do away with all but emergency OT for nurses

December 4, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...bill introduced Wednesday aims to get rid of mandated overtime to cover vacancies and other “non-urgent circumstances.” NDP health critic Uzoma Asagwara said the practice has grown far too common. “It’s really unacceptable. It doesn’t create a nursing environment … where nurses can perform...

NDP looking to end mandatory overtime for nurses

December 4, 2019

CTV - ...in the province – putting patients at risk. Now they are introducing a bill in hopes of putting a stop to it. On Wednesday afternoon, NDP MLA Uzoma Asagwara introduced Bill 205, the Restricting Mandatory Overtime for Nurses Act. The bill would require the government to immediately begin reporting the...

Favourite Local Politician – The Uniter

November 28, 2019

The Uniter (UofW) - 1. Uzoma Asagwara 2. Leah Gazan ​3. Wab Kinew Uzoma Asagwara is the MLA for Union Station and the opposition critic for Health, Seniors and Active Living. While Asagwara says it’s “been a bit of a whirlwind” moving into the position, the outpouring of support from people in the community and...

L’attente aux urgences manitobaines demeure au-dessus de la moyenne canadienne

November 28, 2019

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...l’infirmière en chef et chef des opérations sanitaires de l’ ORSWOffice régional de la santé de Winnipeg . La députée néo-démocrate Uzoma Asagwara se désole de ces résultats. Nous ne voyons pas d’amélioration , dit-elle. C’est certainement inquiétant pour ceux qui tentent d’avoir...

Manitoba ER wait times hold steady, but still longer than Canadian average: report

November 27, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...set targets for improvement on the 10 indicators measured by CIHI where Manitoba performed below the Canadian average. (Austin Grabish/CBC) NDP MLA Uzoma Asagwara said the numbers show there's been no improvement in Manitoba ER wait times. "We're not seeing an improvement in those wait times, and that's...

WRHA performance better than average: CIHI report

November 27, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...average wait time rose from 3.2 hours to 3.9 hours. In 2014-15 the WRHA had an average wait time of 5.7 hours. Still, NDP Health Critic MLA Uzoma Asagwara was concerned by the rise in wait times overall when compared to last year. “That’s disappointing and certainly concerning for those who are...

WRHA sees healthy signs in data

November 27, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...area of strength for Manitoba," he said, later acknowledging targets are set and will be met for every metric tracked by CIHI. NDP health critic Uzoma Asagwara said Manitoba would do well to focus on its own backyard, rather than comparing itself with Canadian averages. "Focus on having the absolute best...

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