CFN – Mayor Bryan McGillis and council of South Stormont Ontario threw down the gauntlet to the Cornwall Community Hospital today at a regularly scheduled non-secret open council meeting.
South Stormont is reacting to the lightning story started by a letter to the editor by esteemed local surgeon Dr. Dany Tombler of Cornwall Ontario. LINK
South Stormont passed the following motion and is hoping that the United Counties of SD&G and City of Cornwall follow suit to create fairer employment for area Nurses and hospital staff.
Whereas council has become aware of the Cornwall Community Hospital’s employment policy requirement for seeking registered nurses for full- time, part-time and casual positions to be bilingual (English/French) ..And whereas it appears that members of our local communities have been denied an opportunity to apply for this professional position ( s) due to this particular requirement only, and whereas council is of the opinion that factors such as skill, ability, qualifications, and experience, etc. are also essentials to nursing care..Now therefore council of the Township of South Stormont urges the Cornwall Community Hospital to review its policy and provide reassurance to the region that this is not the case.Therefore, until such time that council receives this reassurance, South Stormont withhold’s all donations to the hospital..And furthermore this motion be circulated to the lower tier municipalities of SD&G, United Counties of SD&G, and the City of Cornwall for their support.Motion carried – unanimous – All council present