My fellow citizens of Cornwall
I am appalled to hear that the Cornwall General Hospital is to be sold from under our nose, with no discussion with the public. The citizens of our city, through our taxes and fund raiser have bought this hospital many times over. Selling this hospital is total disrespect towards the good folks of Cornwall.
Just over a year ago, during the provincial election. I listened to Jim McDonell, Mark MacDonald and Elaine MacDonald state during their debates, answering questions to the public, that health care and seniors is a top priority. Well, is it?
Closing this center down will be a detriment to Cornwall and the elderly who, in our aging society, will require long term care today, and more so in the future. Transporting the elderly to homes outside the the region will cause great anguish to the patient’s and family members.
I feel that discussion must take place with Champlain Local Integrated Health Network (LIHN) CEO Chantal Le Clerc, to look at other alternatives before any sale takes place. Perhaps a co-op could be formed with local investors to keep this facility operating for years to come.
When public resources are sold off quickly and silently, it usually involves a sale that can be looked at suspiciously.
It’s up to us, the citizens of Cornwall to stand up, and stand together to block any sale of the Cornwall General Hospital.
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