Media Advisory - Major Cross-Province Report On Rural and Northern Hospital

TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ -

    When: 12:00pm, Monday May 17, 2010

    Where: Media Studio, Queen's Park, Toronto

    What: The Ontario Health Coalition gathered a panel of health and policy
    experts for cross-province hearings in March. A report of findings and
    recommendations was assembled by the panel based on the 487 written and
    oral submissions collected from the 12 hearings; attended by more than
    1,150 people.

    Who:  Members of the Non-Partisan Panel
          Hon. Roger Gallaway, Ret'd MP, Lib. Sarnia Lambton
          Barb Proctor, Ret'd R.N, Picton
          Kay Tod, Ret'd R.N, Burk's Falls
          Natalie Mehra, Director- Ontario Health Coalition

    * France Gelinas, MPP, NDP Health Critic, Nickel Belt (member of the
    non-partisan panel) will be available for media interviews immediately
    following the press conference.

    Across Ontario local releases are being organized by:

    Northumberland Hills Citizen
     Health Coalition                       Peggy Smith          905-885-4005
    Peterborough Health Coalition           Roy Brady            705-745-2446
    Niagara Health Coalition                Sue Hotte            905-932-1646
    Fort Erie Yellow Shirts                 Sue Salzer           905-871-6723
    Friends of the Kincardine Hospital      Ian Mitchell         519-396-2614
    People's Health Care
     Coalition-Port Colborne                Pat Scholfield       905-835-8249
    Guelph Health Coalition                 Magee McGuire        519-767-0084
    Friends of Prince Edward County         Barb Proctor         613-476-4097
    Sarnia Lambton Health Coalition         Arlene Patterson     519-542-1895
    Sarnia Lambton Health Coalition         Helen Havlik         519-882-0357
    Thunder Bay Health Coalition            Barb Maki            807-474-4229
    Sault Ste Marie Health Coalition        Folgo Della Vedova   705-949-3008
    Burk's Falls Concerned Citizens         Glenn Miller         705-380-0142
    Council of Canadians-South Welland      Fiona McMurran       905-788-0756
    Kitchener Health Coalition              Orville Thacker      519-893-3974
    St. Marys Concerned Citizens            Jan Mustard          519-284-8083
    Strathroy and AreaConcerned Citizens    Sandra Edmondson     519-245-0696
    Save Our Sydenham Hospital              Jeff Wesley          519-627-5311
    St. Joseph Island Concerned Citizens    Maria Smith          705-246-2483
    Leamington Health Coalition             Tod Ouellette        519-919-9153
    Brockville Health Coalition             Jim Riesberry        613-345-3785
    Sudbury Health Coalition                Anne Marie MacInnis  705-698-7655
    Kingston Health Coalition               Ross Sutherland      613-374-5258
    Parry Sound- Muskoka Health Coalition   Barb Barry           705-783-4431
    Scarborough Health Coalition            Abbas Syed           416-284-4893
    North Eastern Ontario Health Coalition  Ben Lefebvre         705-232-4475
    Windsor Essex Health Coalition          Katha Fortier        519-945-8124
    Grey Bruce Health Coalition             Len Hope             519-389-4490
    London Health Coalition                 Jim Kennedy          519-697-0360

SOURCE Ontario Health Coalition

For further information: For further information: Natalie Mehra, (416) 441-2502 or (416) 230-6402 (cell); Roger Gallaway, (519) 332-4575; Kay Tod, (705) 382-1074; Barb Proctor, (613) 476-4097

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