Raising Voices at Health City Ontario

KINGSTON, ON, Nov. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, Kingston and area residents will flock to the first of its kind Health City Ontario event, happening at the Rogers K-Rock Centre. 

Health City will offer the community an opportunity to engage with health education booths, attend question and answer sessions with specialists, and listen to discussions and debates on critical issues facing our health care today. The event will also highlight the controversial Bill 41 - the so called "Patient's First" Act - to draw attention to some of the risks and costs that the new legislation may impose, and provide an opportunity for citizens to voice their opinions on the matter.

There will be activities for all ages, including a simulated operating room giving people the opportunity to see, for example, how a hip or knee operation is performed.  And children can bring their stuffed friends to the Toy Hospital for check-ups and vaccinations.  Attendees will be able to listen to patient interviews, and share their own stories in the Listening Booth.

Health City has been organized by a grassroots committee of health care providers and patients.  The event is the inspiration of Dr. Joy Hataley, a local family doctor, "to address the continual decline we see in access to health care in our area".  The objective of Health City is "to inform the public as to what's happening in health care and to empower them to act on their own behalf," says Hataley.

Local citizens should make a point of attending Health City at the Rogers K-Rock Centre on November 22nd – doors will be open from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., admission is free.

Not only will participants become informed, they will have the opportunity to sample nutritious food, listen to fabulous entertainment from Kingston's own Ambush, and get their flu shot – all organized under one roof to give people what they need, when they need it.

Visit the website www.healthcityontario.com to see the planned schedule of events, find out what is being said about the state of health care in Ontario, and respond to the survey to share what concerns you!

Health City Ontario – Something Amazing is About to Happen… Today!!

SOURCE Health City Ontario

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For further information: Jo-Anne Brady, Communications Lead, healthcityon@gmail.com, 613-540-4864

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