BREAKING: CCH Accepts Offer for Cornwall General Hospital – March 15, 2013

BREAKING:  CCH Accepts Offer for Cornwall General Hospital – March 15, 2013

2nd HospitalCFN – Sources have shared with CFN that the Cornwall Community Hospital has accepted an offer for the Cornwall General Hospital site.

That offer is not the one tendered by the Concerned Citizens Coalition that was hoping to save the facility for the community.

We have asked confirmation via the Minister of Health’s offices.   Minister Deb Matthews has the final say whether the private purchase can move forward or whether the process continues to find a new buyer.

We will be updating this story as more information comes to light.

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jules
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This doesn’t sound too good to me. I am concerned after reading this. Cornwall’s kitty is broke since Bare Assed Kilger spent good money on nonsense. Cornwall is going to be a seniors town and seniors are not going to be playing hockey and with young people on ice. This is a huge boondoggle on Bare Ass Part. I am concerned for the elderly and people who need medical care. Sell that cursed albatross of a “tax mahal” that you call a Benson Centre – get rid of it. The elderly are a great deal more important than some stupid… Read more »
Lolochuck
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Nope, can’t be good whatsoever. It will fulfill the needs of the self-serving only. Those 2 women that fly in on their broomsticks causing more damage to this city. CCH most likely sold it off for some “French only” to take up residence, no matter what it would be used for. They are spiteful and could care less about the seniors. Same thing goes with Mayor Bobble-head and most of council. Another slap in the face to all the concerned citizens, Andre Rivette, Mark MacDonald and most of all our important seniors. This city can’t get much worse.
jules
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When I read that it just threw me overboard. I had to read it again and again until I was able to believe it. Yes those old hags at CCH I saw them before and yes they could turn it into a French type of a hospital or clinic. I was more worried that Bare Ass would have bought it and turn it into another hockey rink. I then thought the cupboard is bare so that can’t be the case. Anything could have come out of Bare Ass since he lost his marbles some time ago and forgot to pick… Read more »
Bob Noble
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Just another sad day for Cornwall and area…I am NOT surprised …if you are …please give your head a shake

Mary Anne Pankhurst
Member

Maybe something good is about to happen. Maybe the purchaser is going to use the facility for the elderly.

mariah
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This is a sad for Cornwall seniors or anybody who cares about them, I have to agree that bobble head has cornwall near bankruptcy with his pay off deals & lawyers

DarleneT
Member
To Jimmy Olsen Hoping you are right about the new buyers. Always good to keep positive. But if that were the case it is probably someone that will be like the McConnell Manor or the New Senior condo’s on Second West. Way out of the price range for most seniors that busted their butts paying taxes to employ the people that are making such bad decisions. I for one will never be able to afford $1800.00-$2400.00 per month for a closet condo. To those, making decisions with their own agenda in mind rest assured that your heaven on earth will… Read more »
Cory Cameron
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On with the show this is itttttttttttttttttttt!

David Oldham
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ADMIN – I could not agree more ( regretfully ) with your comment regarding the apathy of individuals of this community. It has long been my opinion that if an individual doesn’t exercise his/her right to vote than they have also rescinded the right to complain about the results. When individuals remain silent by not voting they become part of the problem rather than the solution. “loud and proud” or live with the consequences of inaction. Not to protest is to send a message of acceptance to the very people that could endorse efforts made. The very people in the… Read more »
David Oldham
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Further to my statement above I would like to offer the following opinion; For me the issue of Syd Gardiner is old news and we should all move on and turn the focus of the protest ENTIRELY onto the future of the hospital . SYD is not the future and his opportunity to mend any fences with this community is now mired in the past. Let the protest reflect the desire to bring support to the real issues at hand. Doing so I believe would encourage more people to become involved. Would have also preferred to have seen a little… Read more »
jules
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Florence Nightingale if we were to go and pay those prices in Cornwall for seniors care you might as well be here in Ottawa – mighty unaffordable. The average people are having a hard time. I can tell all of you that I was blown away when I read it and since yesterday that is all I was thinking about and I am not kidding. It was like hot water poured on my head wondering what next. Jamie is right when he said that the government we have now is what we deserve and it is a bad one indeed… Read more »
jules
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Jimmy Olsen I am mighty concerned about the elderly and I can say the prices like what Florence mentioned is for the rich. We have a friend here in Ottawa who placed his mother in a private care at those prices and she hated it and he couldn’t afford such a thing and took her out and put her in like ordinary people. With those prices it would bankrupt anybody who is not wealthy. We don’t want a place for the wealthy but for the ordinary everyday people. I am thrown way back like as if someone dropped a pail… Read more »
Simon
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I suspect that although the offer has been accepted, there are conditions.

And for the sake of the “Pratt Sisters”, one hopes that the conditions will allow the CCH to slip out of the “deal” and make way for a community non-profit to acquire the property.

Councillor Bernadette Clément will have only this one opportunity to snatch victory from defeat in the next provincial. Let’s see if she has any sway, or is just a Queen’s Park hanger-on.

jules
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Like you Simon this is going to be interesting to see. Bernadette Clément is there for a reason and it isn’t for the good people of Cornwall. We will see if she tries to swing something.

Mary Anne Pankhurst
Member

Good points Florence Nightinggale.

But since it will take time for facts to emerge one can imagine.

Here’s a fictional idea…The purchaser of the Second St. site is in the elder care biz. This major company offers to take on Glen Stor Dun lodge residents so that the City can sell Glen Stor Dun to a group of local developers who then build luxury condos on the former site of the lodge.

It’s prime waterfront. I smell money.

Eva
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I work out in the community as well as a long term care, first hand I see the need for placement of the elderly at present, this situation is going to increase in mass volume in the future coming and Cornwall will be hit hard. The daily topic at hand I get from my elderly clients always gears towards the hospital closure and how they hope it will remain open as they fear the quality of care/waiting time will decrease and in essence they fear having no place to go if needed, there really isn’t much available at the present… Read more »
Smith
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So much scrap metal…
Any bets its a number corporation with the intent of demolishing / stripping the building?
More vacant lots in the core of the city.
Nothing illustrates how well Cornwall is “thriving” better than Pitt and Second.

Jane Doe
Guest

Jimmy it is my understanding that he city must own one Senior’s residence.. if that is the case and i firmly believe it is does that mean the city is taking over the General and selling Glen Stor Dun? I don’t think this would fly honestly!

jules
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Smith if you were in Cornwall back in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s Cornwall thrived compared to today. Today Pitt and Second is dead and needs revitalization. I don’t know how that is going to be with a “disaster, brain dead mayor” who turns everything into an arena and for whom when the population of Cornwall is mostly very old and these people will not be needing an arena but instead a place to be taken care of. Young people will have to move to other cities and towns for work. Things are not going to improve in Cornwall for… Read more »
jules
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Jimmy Olsen, I along with you smell a rat and I am well aware of a certain particular rat that really smells the most to feather his pockets at the expense of the little people. Take out our particular kind of rat poison and get rid of them all.

Diddlyscwat
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Smith……Pitt and @nd point well taken……also Brookdale and 2nd, 7th & Cumberland and any no. of other vacant sites.

In my view, CGH is not destined for the hammer.

I see the sale of the east parking lot part of the sale of CGH whether ultimately a private or public process.

I see medical facility whether a public or private unit(s).

My guess is that we are jumping at straws prematurely.

We still have another offer on the table and time is the only thing now on our side.

Why all the hew and cry. Pray and trust is all you need.

Duckers1
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CORNWALL ‘REQUIRES’ a positive outcome with CGH. We need this as a non-profit venture to keep personal and social service costs to a minimum. Lord knows we’ve had hundreds of negative events (politics anyone), rallies, meetings, hot zones, slow and possibly still receding economy, senior retirement over load we can only hope they will ease out of the work force (ie. NOT go early), over loaded welfare segments among so many other things to tear us down. The jobs alone could pick up many of those who lost recent health care jobs, as well as professional openings in administration and… Read more »
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