Democratic Public Hearings on Small, Rural and Northern Hospitals: Report Release Monday May 17 at Noon

This Spring, a non-partisan panel organized by the OHC held a series of 12 public hearings across the province on the hospital crisis in rural and northern Ontario. More than 1150 people attended and 480 submissions were made on the impact of service gaps on the lives of rural, northern or small town people and ideas for rectifying the crisis. Witnesses that provided testimony at the hearings included dozens of patients, mayors, municipal councilors, religious leaders, agricultural organizations, seniors’ organizations, unions, doctors, nurses, patients’ families, concerned community members, Members of Parliament, community health and social service organizations, health professionals and others.On Monday May 17 at noon, at a Queen’s Park press conference, the Report on our findings and recommendations, Toward Equality and Access: Realigning Ontario’s Approach to Small and Rural Hospitals to Serve Public Values will be released. It will also be put up on our website at that time.


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