Carla Compton has been a Registered Nurse for 13 years. She mentors new nurses and currently works as a hemodialysis nurse who cares for people as they go through the dialysis process. Carla is a passionate and knowledgeable advocate for public health care in Manitoba.
Carla's nursing education was both disrupted and made richer by her own diagnosis of an autoimmune disease before entering professional nursing practice. With her experience both as a patient and as a health care professional, Carla is concerned about the damage Brian Pallisterís reckless cuts are doing to hospitals. She sees how Pallister's cuts have affected the quality of care nurses can deliver and patients receive. Carla wants to be part of a government that will stop the chaos and build a health care system for all of us.
Since childhood, Carla has stepped up to serve on student government in high school, university and a national nursing student organization. In the community, she worked as a lifeguard and as a cross-cultural camp director. Born in Winnipeg and raised across the Prairies, she wants her home province to be a place where everyone can thrive. She has lived in Winnipeg for nine years and in Tuxedo for the past four.