Media Advisory - OHC Announces Major Cross-Province Initiative Regarding
Small, Rural And Northern Hospitals

TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ -


    The Ontario Health Coalition in partnership with dozens of community
    groups in rural and northern Ontario, are announcing a series of cross-
    province activities. This group initiative is a direct response to the
    uncertain future of small, rural and northern health care, as a result of
    hospital restructuring. Local hospitals are facing ER closures,
    elimination and privatization of hospital services and programs, and in
    some instances the closure of entire hospitals.


    Media Conference at Queen's Park: Monday February 22, 2010, 10am

    Plus Media Conferences and Scheduled Interviews to Announce the Plans
    across Ontario


    Media Studio, Queen's Park, Main Legislative Building, Toronto

SOURCE Ontario Health Coalition

For further information: For further information: OHC Director, Natalie Mehra, (416) 230-6402, cell or (416) 441-2502; Save Our Sydenham (Wallaceburg), Shirley Roebuck, (519) 677-4474; Strathroy and Area Concerned Citizens, Sandra Edmondson, (519) 245-0696; Strathroy and Area Concerned Citizens, Kathryn Gordyn, (519) 245-9221; Friends of the Kincardine Hospital, Maryellen Pollard, (519) 395-3121; Niagara Health Coalition, Sue Hotte, (905) 932-1646; People's Healthcare Coalition, Pat Scholfield, (905) 835-8249; Burk's Falls Save Our Hospital Committee, Glenn Miller, (705) 380-0142; Cobourg Health Coalition, Linda Mackenzie-Nicholas, (905) 885-9942; Cornwall Health Coalition, Elaine MacDonald, (613) 330-3117; Durham Health Coalition, Rick Janson, (416) 525-3324; Sarnia Lambton Health Coalition, Helen Havlik, (519) 882-0357; Sarnia Lambton Health Coalition, Arlene Patterson, (519) 542-1895; Leamington Health Coalition, Tod Ouellette, (519) 326-0752; Leamington Health Coalition, Jan Countess, (519) 325-0581; Lindsay Health Coalition, James Mulhern, (705) 324-7841 home; Windsor Essex Health Coalition, Mike Longmoore, (519) 256-8082; Save the St. Marys Hospital Group, Gayle Pounder, (519) 271-6220; Sault Ste Marie Health Coalition, David Harasymiw, (705) 759-4761; Sault Ste Marie Health Coalition, Folgo Della Vadova, (705) 949-3008; Owen Sound Grey Bruce Health Coalition, Len Hope, (519) 389-4490; Northeastern Ontario Health Coalition, Ben Lefebvre, (705) 232-4475

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