Meeting to Save Cornwall General Hospital – MONDAY FEBRUARY 4th – 6:30 PM McConnell Manor – CLICK FOR POLL

Meeting to Save Cornwall General Hospital – MONDAY FEBRUARY 4th – 6:30 PM McConnell Manor – CLICK FOR POLL

2nd HospitalCFN – The Concerned Citizens Coalition will be holding another public meeting on Monday February 4, starting at 6:30 pm, at the McConnell Manor.  The purpose of the meeting will be to further the cause of making sure the General Hospital be used for the benefit of seniors in this area.

 

“This issue will affect all of us sooner or later,” stated Mark A. MacDonald.  “There is a long list of social benefits this building has to offer in regards to long term care, wheel-chair accessible housing, doctor’s offices, affordable housing for seniors and, the list goes on and on.”

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“It’s time to put politics aside and work together or we run the risk of losing this opportunity,” stated MacDonald.  “All politicians are especially invited to join us and as well, Councillor Rivette has agreed to be our guest speaker.”

 

Josh Welsh and Emily Ladoucer-MacDonald, Grade 12 students from St. Lawrence High School and community activists, issued a joint statement commenting that “Health care involves all of us, we are happy to join this cause.  This is an opportunity for us to learn first-hand, rather than just reading about it in school.”

 

“We are talking about a community building listed at $2 million, and probably worth a bundle more, that already belongs to us,” stated MacDonald.  “There are probably 15 to 20 government offices that pay rent in Cornwall, and they could benefit from having a permanent home.”

 

This sale requires final approval from the Minister of Health and that has not happened.  This building is still very much in play and our seniors deserve all the help we can give them.

“It’s important to get the youth involved in things such as this at an early age.  Especially when it will impact you as you get older,” stated Josh Welsh.

And we at CFN are adding a few poll questions:

 

 

 

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Wow!
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Hey Admin. Your polls add up to more than 100% each. Just saying.

David Oldham
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Why the fixation on the long time coming closure of this institutional facility ? Why are some members of this community so reactive rather than proactive ? The emergency room facilities were shut down how long ago ? The parking lot on the corner ceased it purpose how long ago ? Look at the exterior of the buildings does it appear that regular maintenance has been ongoing ? It was apparent years ago that a consolidation plan was in place and that the former Hotel Dieu site was the logical target of expansion/consolidation. Hospitals were never intended to be long… Read more »
Dave Windsor
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Support of the Cornwall ‘General’ Transition Team Efforts It is time to redirect our attitudes, hone in on the real issues and come together in support of the local initiatives to project our desires for the abandoned Cornwall General Hospital to be developed primarily for senior care during their end game years. As you may know Mr. Mark McDonald and now a fine young man by the ;name of Josh Welsh a well known Cornwallite, a real up and coming star in this community, are planning a community initiative at the McConnell Manor at 4th and McConnell Street, Feb. 5th… Read more »
David Oldham
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Points taken ADMIN. I decidedly agree with community consultation and that other and all options need to be considered, a race to final judgement would not be my recommended course of action either. My concern is with municipal management involvement and failed projects like the Cornwall Complex repeating themselves. The need for affordable LTC is evident as a result of our disproportionate share of individuals requiring social assistance programs. Moving forward these same individuals within our community will most likely not be able to afford a typical private facility. I agree that Cornwall will grow and I would dearly love… Read more »
bigfellow
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Yhea, Dave, admin and the rest of ya, you are all quite correct in your thoughts, but what I do not understand, is this, CCH, LHIN, city hall, provincial/federal and many others “in the know” have known for 10 yrs. that the hospital CCH will be closed and sold? Could they have taken steps then, to either advise the public or maybe put some type of assistance to apply then to change the events of today? Instead ALL of these a/m places are like an animal who has been beaten with the tail between thier legs. A constant 360 degs.… Read more »
Wow!
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One of the university legacy project proponents should come forward and buy the hospital, they owe it to the community.

Stacey
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I agree with Wow! I can`t help but wonder why, at( cornwallhospital.ca)I read Disposition of Second street Properties “Submit to the minister of Health and Long-Term Care for APPROVAL,THE HOSPITAL BOARD`S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DISPOSSAL of the former Cornwall General Hospital`s surplus land,buildings and assets after All PROGRAMS are transferred to the McConnel Avenue site”. And according to the (F L S A) Definitions -1 In this Act “Commissioner” means The French Language Commissioner appointed under section 12.1,(commissaire) “goverment agency” means, (a) a ministry of the Goverment of Ontario, Except that a psychiatric facility,residential facility or college of applied arts… Read more »
highlander
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Stacey February 2, 2013 at 11:34 pm Interesting Stacy. We all know the hospital practices discriminatory hiring practices through language ,but we also know the goverment has layed the groundwork for that discrimination. I have met many government workers that agree that its discrimination ,but fear for their jobs to speak up about it . By the way that’s called oppression. The problem in this country is under the charter of rights you ARE allowed to discriminate by language. If you look under the charter it sets conditions how discrimination is protected ,yet unlike the UNITED NATIONS language is deliberately… Read more »
bigfellow
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Yup, you’ve read right, there might be a french zealot who may buy and make this building and property into a french university.
Too bad, so sad, people here, in cornwall, did get along with each other, unfortunately, there are a few bad apples involved that want to change the world for a few pittance of greed and make bad, serious, unintelligent decisions as shown in the last 10 years.
The one thing that they have forgotten, they too, are getting older and THEY shall be remembered when the time comes.

Dave Windsor
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Stacy…highlander…too difficult to believe…yet radical enough that one can’t help but too believe that FLSA has had their corrupt hands in the soupo, stirring the pot all along. This community has been HAD since day 1 when the hospital decisions were first made, unmade, remade 10 plus years aago, and every day since. To add to matters worse, the municipality sat on their hands. NO LEADEERSHIP. NO GONADS,WITH INTIMIDATION AND FEAR OF SPEAKING UP FOR FEAR OF LOSING JOBS…AND THAT IS HOW THEY SCREWED US. Now then, how do we get past it all? I don’t haave the answeers other… Read more »
bigfellow
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Dave, what you have said is absolutely correct. Yes, all that can be accomplished, but, what is needed badly, is someone who has those ideas and can actioned them.
The problem is, who is going to be the purchaser of the land (s) and building?

Dave Windsor
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OH oh, I mis-spock me thinks…Admin said above meeting Monday Feb 4th 6:30………….sorry for any inconvenience about Tues..5th stated as above.

Dave Windsor February 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Support of the Cornwall ‘General’ Transition Team Efforts

…………………………………McConnell Manor at 4th and McConnell Street, Feb. 5th at 6:30.

David Oldham
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Dave Windsor you made me think . Perhaps thinking not to be included on my greatest thoughts list but thinking none the lest. Rather than a franchise (though I do not wish to minimize your concept in the least) why not a consortium of doctors/investors that would purchase the site. They then could invite offers to purchase space within the facility with the view of establishing a condominium office building whose primary owners would all have a vested interest in the area of medical delivery systems. Agreements of purchase and sale could contain first refusal rights on any resale unit… Read more »
David Oldham
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See you at the meeting !

Dave Windsor
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Nagging question throughout all ;of these, our ranting and rambling, where are the French in all of this, or are they waiting in the wings to nab anything government to claim french first over hiring like they now have done with so much in these fields so far…..well maybe NOT so much in the seniors homes, manors and residences but in areas of public front line and nursing care at least, I/we have heard nothing in support of our proposels/suggestions/ideas/recommendations for future uses. Alternately, what by lawe requirements will be required for changes to current ones……..to ad to building modificatrions… Read more »
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