Peterborough letter: Why shut Minden’s crisis clinic?

I dwell in Minden and recently it was announced that our minor hospital/crisis clinic will be closing on June 1. We experienced heard prior to that they had been considering this shift but it in no way came to fruition till right now.

On top of that it was introduced that this will be long lasting and we would have to go to Haliburton or Lindsay for medical care. Haliburton Highlands Wellbeing Products and services CEO Carolyn Plummer states that they can not get staffing and have to pay out nurses from businesses and the price is prohibitive.

Minden has the largest variety of seniors for every capita in the province and far more seniors are coming to retire here all the time. A lot of came listed here simply because the unexpected emergency services is shut by.

How can Leading Doug Ford enable this to occur though he is paying billions of pounds to move the Ontario Science Centre, billions more to establish a freeway no one wants and is developing a clinical clinic by his cottage?

Inspite of all that investing, he can’t pay for to continue to keep our very little medical center open.

This closure is the idea of the iceberg — closing this healthcare facility is indicative of what previous leading Mike Harris did when he was in place of work and the motive our overall health care is in so a great deal difficulties now. If you never consider this is the commencing of privatization of our overall health treatment, imagine all over again.

The federal governing administration gave the provinces extra income for wellness care — was it to shut down hospitals?

Be sure to help us to conserve our wellbeing care!

Marilynne Lesperance, Minden

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