NEW LISKEARD, ON, Nov. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - There will be a community meeting to talk about cuts to services and staff at the Temiskaming Hospital, Thursday November 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 90 Whitewood Avenue, New Liskeard.
Temiskaming hospital announced significant budget cuts last month. The cuts have been the subject of a rally and a public meeting. The cuts are the result of provincial underfunding of Ontario's hospitals, which are currently in the middle of a 5-year funding freeze.
Natalie Mehra, Executive Director of the Ontario Healthcare Coalition will attend the meeting, along with Sharon Richer, Northeastern Ontario Vice-president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions and Arlene Hearn, president of CUPE Local 904, which represents staff at the hospital.
SOURCE: Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (CUPE)
For further information:
Arlene Hearn, President, CUPE Local 904: 705-647-8501
Sharon Richer, Vice-president, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE: 705-280-0911
Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, Ontario Healthcare Coalition: 416-230-6402