Cornwall Community Hospital VP Alan Greig GETS Medieval with CFN – Calls in Police!

Cornwall Community Hospital VP Alan Greig GETS Medieval with CFN – Calls in Police!
CCH Nurse Darlene Walsh on left

CFN –  The phone rings.  It’s Darlene Walsh, a nurse at CCH who’s extremely upset as she’s been called in for a hearing about an interview she gave CFN a few weeks ago.  LINK

She’s afraid that she’s going to be fired and asks that I come into the meeting as she’s having trouble finding some friends and family for support.

I get to the hospital and we chat outside the meeting room when VP Alan Greig shows up.  He’s belligerent and aggressive demanding why I’m here and with a camera.  I explain politely that I don’t like to leave my camera in the car and have not shot anything.

He asks how he knows this and I offer to hit display and allow him to look at its contents.

He demands I leave this publicly funded place that my tax dollars support that I was invited in for a specific purpose for.

Next thing I know two security guards show up.  We politely go through the same story and I offer to let the security people take my camera away and hold it until the meeting is over.

Then one, two, three Cornwall police officers and one OPP officer show up followed by Mr. Greig who uses the exact same belligerent and aggressive tone in front of everyone as though he’s trying to bully me and make up rules on the fly.   He says I’m trespassing on the hospital so now it’s not about the camera; but about my person.

Not having any criminal record nor wanting one I decide to acquiesce and leave.   I’m escorted, or surrounded by the police as they walk me to my car.    I’m sure some people would be nervous about being in an elevator with three armed people when you’re not packing.

This is a huge problem.  This is why I won’t set foot in this hospital other than to visit a patient again ever.

For someone like Alan Greig to be sucking public dollars for behaving in this manner is utter insanity.  He had very peaceful options and instead he chose to spend tax payers dollars on the use of police.    What was it that the hospital feared by me sitting in and supporting in this meeting?

I personally will be boycotting any CCH funding until this is addressed.  We do not live in China, Russia or even the US of A.

This is Canada dammit – escorting polite citizens without criminal records who are showing no disturbance or belligerence by four armed police officers is not fair dinkum.   It’s not civilized.   I felt bad for the police because they were forced into this and they didn’t look to happy about it either.

We’ll be updating Darlene’s situation as news becomes available.  Hopefully a good nurse has not lost her job in Canada for speaking her mind.

Because it’s a dark blotch on our city, province, and country if that’s what happens and good people sit quietly by.

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Paster_Tom

Jamie Finally I have the answer to the question What was Geigy Thinking when he threw you out Well from a freeholder article we see the man is a basketball referee So he always thinks he’s in charge of the court…(least ways when Miss X ain;t around) and felt he could order you around like a high school kid on the court. Second thought…he had run his BUTT off at the tourney and was all worn out and cranky when u showed up… Food for thought…maybe News story about his good judgement..laugh out loud His keys to success? Staying composed,… Read more »

TimHetheringtonRIP
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TimHetheringtonRIP

Dear Jamie: Sorry to hear about your camera causing so much concern Two off duty policeman were doing some moonlighting when a fight broke out in our hotel lobby in Canadian city When they saw me taking photos they demanded my camera and risking arrest I refused saying all it was to protect my friends that ran the place. It wasn’t an easy situation and don’t know what the law states…but..nobody takes my camera The joke to me…the whole thing was being watched on video tape at the company headquarters outside of Canada..anyway What GRIEG doesn’t get…is that now papers… Read more »

TimHetheringtonRIP
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TimHetheringtonRIP

“Unbelievable how a group can degrade their own hospital……unheard of in the real world” Stella bye SungyoungMOON The reasons why we need Journalists to investigate the way Jamie Gilcig has Stella you blind cornwall boosters will be the death of me 1) Outstanding journalists Dana Priest and Anne Hull of Washington Post let the world know Walter Reed Hospital was a disgrace..full of mould etc etc…putting brave soldiers returning from War in danger Closer to home(Ottawa) one lady had to hire a 24hr a day nurse to “GUARD” her WWII vet father, as understaffed hospital was forced to take in… Read more »

stellabystarlight
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stellabystarlight

Timmy……the subject was about the Cornwall hospital….ca-vas? Not The Walter Reed Hospital nor Ottawa Hospitals. That being said, the stories you mentioned above are not conducive to the situation that took place at the CCH. If you read the article you would have to agree it is a totally different scenario. Until it gets to the point that a patient’s life is in jeopardy and cleanliness etc etc becomes a threat to life…..there is no valid reasons for the put downs and encouraging the public not to donate. The article pertains to an employee who was seeking support, which is… Read more »

Debbie Cameron
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Debbie Cameron

Forced Bilingualism negatively effects patient care because the most skilled & educated nurses are being turned away.
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stellabystarlight
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stellabystarlight

I quote “The most skilled and educated nurses are being turned away”. Just wondering here…does that mean that english nurses are more qualified? Also wondering if a french person and an english one took the same course at the same time by the same teacher at the same school how can one decide who is the most skilled and most educated? Certainly not the average person on the street.

TimHetheringtonRIP
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TimHetheringtonRIP

Ms Smoonlight Your statement was..in the real world…nobody knocks their own hospital… again..if u can’t remember “Unbelievable how a group can degrade their own hospital……unheard of in the real world” So stick your cute little saying ca-vas? in the Domtar smokestack your ego should get u up at least half way So the real world..doesn’t include Washington/Ottawa The story started with yet another Cornwall exec trying to hide coverup/hide from a journalist. Well in the “real world” having journalist shine a light on local institutions being run by “the we can do No wrong club” ..is a good thing. The… Read more »

jules
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jules

Tim Heatherington RIP I haven’t read all the comments just now and will do so when I finish typing this. I listen to so much every day and yes the police can make you stop photographing them and can even send you to jail for doing just that. I listen and read what is going on in the US and the same thing here in Canada. We no longer have a country only in name only. I will not say on Jaimie’s site what is going on and I want everyone to search everything out for themselves. It is mighty… Read more »

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rightwingNutt

Jamie..i coulda been worse..BC teen arrested to taking picture of security guard takedown…. WARNING WARNING..CAMERAS ARE DANGEROUS WEAPONS Burnaby RCMP say Markiewicz was arrested for causing a disturbance, but was not charged. He has, however, been banned from Metrotown mall for six months. The teen’s father, Zbigniew Markiewicz, said mall security and police completely over-reacted. “There’s no real threat to anyone by having a camera and snapping a picture,” he said. Lawyer Douglas King, of Pivot Legal in Vancouver, agrees, saying that private mall security guards and police have no right to try to seize someone’s camera or demand that… Read more »

rightwingNutt
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Dear stealbymoonlight… This story shows why, we need guys like JAMES GILCIG , poking around city hall/cornwall hospital and all the dark shadows here in the………. Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge SF report oct 27th ALEXANDRIA – A dispute between Glengarry Memorial Hospital and its fundraising foundation that boiled over with a full-page ad in a community newspaper here earlier this month shows no sign of healing any time soon. The hospital board of directors used the tactic to describe in English and French “increasing tension and disagreement” between itself and the foundation. The board announced the relationship had… Read more »

stellabystarlight
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stellabystarlight

For those who can’t read or who read but can’t understand…..

Nobody said Jamie was wrong in supporting this nurse…..ca-vas?

What was said is THE NURSE WAS ENTITLED TO HAVE SUPPORT. However, by Jamie not being an employee of the CCH, legally had no right to attend said meeting.

stellabystarlight
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stellabystarlight

Jamie……in one of my first post on this article, I did say Mr. Grieg’s actions were inappropriate….just wanted to share that with you.

I also said he could have handled the situation better than what he did. I am happy it is being looked into and hoping it turns out for the best for both of you **s**

cityBS
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cityBS

Whether Jamie had a right to be there or not the fact remains the hospital is not in touch with people………………..period. Ignorance will continue until people are terminated and new people and ideas are in place. The fact the hospital did no type of damage control on this issue again proves something is wrong here.

Dot Fuhrman
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Dot Fuhrman

When has the useless French language in an English speaking hospital become more important than the qualification and ability of doing the job?
Dot Davies

Ed
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Ed

Oh, Dot. The French language is probably useless in your little world in Kelowna BC, but in Quebec and in Ontario towns that are in close proximity to Quebec, it’s a big part of our culture. Do you really feel that threatened by Francophones or the French language out there where you never even have to hear the language spoken? Life must be good if that’s all you have to obsess about.

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