Press Conference - Local Hospital Cuts and McGuinty's Rural and Northern
Health Care Panel

TORONTO, Nov. 2 /CNW/ -

    
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On Tuesday November 3rd, the Ontario Health Coalition, municipal leaders, and community leaders will respond to the McGuinty government's newly-released Terms of Reference and process for its Rural and Northern Health Panel.

The Panel was formed in response to a protest at the Ontario Legislature on April 29, involving thousands of residents who are facing local hospital cuts or closures.

After an almost three month delay, the Panel was formed on July 28, 2009. The Terms of Reference and process for the Panel were finally made public on October 15, 2009. According to the newly released information, there is no plan for public consultation until after the Panel has completed its report to the Health Minister; too late for many of the current cuts and closures.

    
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    Tuesday November 3, 2009

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    Press Conference Locations

    Newbury
    Location: In front of Four Counties General Hospital, 1824 Concession Dr
    Time:     10:00am
    Speakers: -Former Councillor of Newbury, Monte McNaughton
              -Mayor of West Elgin and Warden of Elgin-County, Graham Warwick
              -Director of the Ontario Health Coalition, Natalie Mehra

    Alvinston
    Location: Lobby of the Arena in Alvinston, 3310 Walnut St
    Time:     11:30am
    Speakers: -Mayor of Brooke-Alvinston Don McGugan
              -Sarnia Lambton Health Coalition Co-Chairs, Helen Havlik and
               Arlene Patterson
              -Director of the Ontario Health Coalition, Natalie Mehra

    Leamington
    Location: In front of Leamington District Memorial Hospital, 194 Talbot
              St W
    Time:     2:30pm
    Speakers: -Windsor-Essex Health Coalition Co- Chair, Katha Fortier
              -Windsor-Essex Health Coalition Leamington Branch, Jan Countess
              -Director of the Ontario Health Coalition, Natalie Mehra

    Wallaceburg
    Location: CKXS 99.1 FM, 520 James Street
    Time:     5:00pm
    Speakers: -Save Our Sydenham Hospital Group, Shirley Roebuck and Jeff
               Wesley
              -Director of the Ontario Health Coalition, Natalie Mehra
    

SOURCE Ontario Health Coalition

For further information: For further information: Newbury: Mary Bodnar, (519) 785-0937 or marybodnar@porchlight.ca; Alvinston: Helen Havlik, (519) 882-0357 or havlikh@sympatico.ca; Leamington: Jan Countess, (519) 325-0581 or gcountess@cogeco.ca; Wallaceburg: Jeff Wesley, JWesley@uniongas.com, Or Shirley Roebuck, (519) 677-4474 or shirl@xcelco.on.ca; Or you can contact, Natalie Mehra: (416) 230-6402 cell, or (416) 441-2502

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