Cornwall ON – City Council got jiggy with the hospital funding issue in a special meeting Tuesday afternoon. I can understand the anger of many of the councilors. With Surgeries being cancelled due to funding issues; doctors leaving, threatening to leave, or just lower morale, Cornwall has done a lot to really shine when it comes to medical services.
From the funding of the new hospital to the city being proactive in their efforts to attract new doctors to Cornwall I can fully understand the feeling that we deserve better than what’s going on.
(We covered this story last week including video which we’ll repost right below.)
Which will put the pressure on MPP Jim Brownell to bring further action to his riding’s largest hospital. Earlier the province coughed up $5 Million dollars to help with deficits, but that’s short of what’s needed.
“It’s not the hospital that has the problem,” said Coun. Denis Carr. “This problem rests with long-term care, it’s clogging up the hospital, it’s the wrong choice of words, but it’s not a municipal responsibility.”Our first step is with Queen’s Park.”
And that’s what council voted to do. Mayor Bob Kilger will attempt via MPP Jim Brownell to initiate a meeting with minister Deb Matthews to get the job done and find some funding.
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