Please sign our petition for a 90 Day Moratorium on the Sale of The Cornwall General Hospital Site

Please sign our petition for a 90 Day Moratorium on the Sale of The Cornwall General Hospital Site
photo:Google
photo:Google

We ask that the Cornwall Community Hospital and the Champlain LHIN Delay the Sale of Cornwall General for 90 Days

This petition is now closed.

End date: Jan 25, 2013

Signatures collected: 225

Signature goal: 250

225 signatures

Latest Signatures
225 Lise Warner Long Sault Jan 25, 2013
224 Nancy Pearl Cornwall Jan 22, 2013
223 Dorothy Leroux toronto Jan 21, 2013
222 richard dempster cornwall Jan 21, 2013
221 kelly dempster cornwall Jan 21, 2013
220 Marlene Hannan rnwallCo Jan 21, 2013
219 Bill Pearl cornwall Jan 21, 2013
218 Ronald Cameron Cornwall Jan 21, 2013
217 Thelma Sookman Toronto Jan 21, 2013
216 brenda mclaughlin long sault Jan 21, 2013
215 Andrea Bourdon St. Andrews West Jan 21, 2013
214 David Oldham Cornwall Jan 20, 2013
213 Kevin Parkinson Cornwall Jan 19, 2013
212 Nancy Dunlop Cornwall Jan 19, 2013
211 Doris Douglas Cornwall Jan 19, 2013
210 bruno carriere summerstown Jan 18, 2013
209 Michel Lapierre Lancaster Jan 15, 2013
208 Lisa Leroux Cornwall Jan 15, 2013
207 Rodney Dingwall Ingleside Jan 15, 2013
206 Sarah MacMillan Cornwall Jan 15, 2013
205 Myleigh MacDonald Cornwall Jan 15, 2013
204 Justin MacDonald Cornwall Jan 15, 2013
203 Patrick Glover Cornwall Jan 15, 2013
202 Stacey Watters cornwall Jan 14, 2013
201 Dale Ladouceur cornwall Jan 14, 2013
200 leona silmser cornwall Jan 13, 2013
199 Donna Cameron cornwall Jan 13, 2013
198 Rick Dore Cornwall Jan 13, 2013
197 Josee Watson Jan 13, 2013
196 Albert Cella Cornwall Jan 13, 2013
195 Cindy Whitteker Long Sault Jan 13, 2013
194 Carol Coffey Cornwall Jan 12, 2013
193 Gwem Ritchie cornwall Jan 12, 2013
192 Roger Lalonde Bainsville Jan 12, 2013
191 Debbie MacDonald Cornwall Jan 12, 2013
190 Mike Everson Ottawa Jan 12, 2013
189 Tammy Hart newington Jan 12, 2013
188 Dave Branchaud Cornwall Jan 11, 2013
187 Darlene Raldy Berwick Jan 11, 2013
186 devin deschamps Cornwall Jan 11, 2013
185 Rodney Beckstead Morrisburg Jan 11, 2013
184 alysha branchaud cornwall Jan 11, 2013
183 Diane Prevost Cornwall Jan 11, 2013
182 dawn kielec long sault Jan 11, 2013
181 Jennifer Shearer Cornwall Jan 11, 2013
180 Thomas McVicar Glen Walter Jan 11, 2013
179 Diane Bedard Cornwall Jan 11, 2013
178 Ken Smith Cornwall Jan 11, 2013
177 Kent Powell Cornwall Jan 10, 2013
176 Chelsea Thompson Cornwall Jan 10, 2013
175 Gloria Waldroff Ingleside Jan 10, 2013
174 wyatt walsh Cornwall Jan 10, 2013
173 Shirley Wood Jan 10, 2013
172 Gerald Wood Cornwall Jan 10, 2013
171 James Vanderwoude Cornwall Jan 09, 2013
170 karen price st andrews west Jan 09, 2013
169 Karen Cochrane Cornwall Jan 09, 2013
168 Jessica Lapierre-White Cornwall Jan 09, 2013
167 Taylor Chouinor-Ladouceur Cornwall Jan 09, 2013
166 Taylor Barkhouse Cornwall Jan 09, 2013
165 Jim Marshall Cornwall Jan 09, 2013
164 michelle kaye Cornwall Jan 09, 2013
163 Tamela Emond Cornwall Jan 09, 2013
162 jackie doucett cornwall Jan 09, 2013
161 Diane Reddick Cornwall Jan 08, 2013
160 Sylvie Bissonnette Cornwall Jan 08, 2013
159 Dale Ward Cornwall Jan 08, 2013
158 Helen Rosa Cornwall Jan 08, 2013
157 maryanne pankhurst south glengarry Jan 08, 2013
156 Myrna Loucks Cornwall Jan 08, 2013
155 Helene Lynch Cornwall Jan 08, 2013
154 Richard Lynch Cornwall Jan 08, 2013
153 douglas underwood long sault Jan 08, 2013
152 Brent Coffey Cornwall Jan 08, 2013
151 Leanne Iwachniuk Carleton Place Jan 07, 2013
150 Michael Iwachniuk Carleton place Jan 07, 2013
149 Andre Rivette Cornwall Jan 07, 2013
148 Clayton Arcand cornwall Jan 07, 2013
147 Leslie O’Shaughnessy Cornwall Jan 07, 2013
146 Christopher Cameron Cornwall Jan 07, 2013
145 Robert LeBrun Cornwall Jan 07, 2013
144 stacey gibeau cornwall Jan 07, 2013
143 Tony Smythe Cornwall Jan 07, 2013
142 Joan Cholette cornwall Jan 07, 2013
141 Curtis King Winnipeg Jan 07, 2013
140 Garry Meek Lunenburg Jan 06, 2013
139 Paul Lalonde Cornwall Jan 06, 2013
138 Daniel Landriault Cornwall Jan 06, 2013
137 William E. Beattie Cornwall Jan 06, 2013
136 Robert KATZ Cornwall Jan 06, 2013
135 Janine Seaver Cornwall Jan 06, 2013
134 Cathy White Ottawa Jan 06, 2013
133 jamie jarvo cornwall Jan 06, 2013
132 Eva Desjardins Chesterville Jan 06, 2013
131 Christine Boulanger Crysler Jan 06, 2013
130 Brian Weir Alexandria Jan 05, 2013
129 clarence& Kay Dubreuil Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
128 WILLIAM PARISIEN CORNWALL Jan 05, 2013
127 Nick Antoine Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
126 Doreen Hebert Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
125 Clifford Stork North Lancaster Jan 05, 2013
124 Rebecca Sorrell Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
123 Kristine Picken Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
122 John MacDonald Niagara Falls Jan 05, 2013
121 Derek Sheppard Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
120 Jacques Bertrand cornwall Jan 05, 2013
119 Kathleen Evans Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
118 angelique marion cornwall Jan 05, 2013
117 Stéphane Groulx Ottawa Jan 05, 2013
116 Sandi Quig Osoyoos Jan 05, 2013
115 Bill Kielec long sault Jan 05, 2013
114 Danielle Ouimet Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
113 Jacques Deschamps Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
112 connie schulte cornwall Jan 05, 2013
111 Jean-Luc Marion cornwall Jan 05, 2013
110 Bonnie Paulin Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
109 Melody Tessier Jan 05, 2013
108 DIANA COONS CORNWALL Jan 05, 2013
107 Dale O’Dair Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
106 Irene Laurin Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
105 Terra Sabourin Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
104 Beverley Lebrun Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
103 Michael Heenan Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
102 Susan Terriah Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
101 Jim McDonald Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
100 Barry Trudell Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
99 Manon Tailleur Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
98 Douglas McDonald Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
97 Jason Macdonald Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
96 Michele Burque Montreal Jan 05, 2013
95 Frank Reaume Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
94 Emily Madsen Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
93 Lori Pearson Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
92 Stephane Gauthier Saint John Jan 05, 2013
91 Cory Cameron Timmins Jan 05, 2013
90 Kevin Rivette Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
89 Brian Heagle Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
88 Lise Cooper Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
87 Richard Bowen Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
86 Ronald Begg Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
85 Deborah Jenkins Toronto Jan 05, 2013
84 Terry Clark Jan 05, 2013
83 Richard Komorowski Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
82 Julie Page Cornwall Jan 05, 2013
81 rob macdonald cornwall Jan 05, 2013
80 Bryan Mcgillis St. Andrews West Jan 05, 2013
79 Wendy Gardiner Jan 04, 2013
78 Guylaine Thibault Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
77 Dawn Ford Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
76 Reg Coffey Ingleside Jan 04, 2013
75 Carl Rines Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
74 Amanda Reid Hamilton Jan 04, 2013
73 Carol Holmes-Kerr Ottawa Jan 04, 2013
72 Albert Levac Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
71 Denise Levac Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
70 Dave Windsor CORNWALL Jan 04, 2013
69 Mark A. MacDonald Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
68 Helene Tessier Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
67 claude lamoureux west island Jan 04, 2013
66 Mario Leclerc Corwall Jan 04, 2013
65 Lucille Deschamps Long Sault Jan 04, 2013
64 Debbie Cameron Long Sault Jan 04, 2013
63 Angele Langlois London Jan 04, 2013
62 Sheldon Harris Smiths Falls Jan 04, 2013
61 Elaine Smith Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
60 Amy Karelse Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
59 allan walker cornwall Jan 04, 2013
58 jack langton cornwall Jan 04, 2013
57 Helene Paquin Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
56 lester bigstick cornwall Jan 04, 2013
55 john lickner cornwall Jan 04, 2013
54 mark walker cornwall Jan 04, 2013
53 Manon Thompson Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
52 Nicole Charbonneau Lefaivre Jan 04, 2013
51 Mike Bedard Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
50 Judy Poirier Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
49 Ron Poirier Cornwall1 Jan 04, 2013
48 sally turriff Georgetown Jan 04, 2013
47 Carol Escobar Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
46 DenIs PrimEsau Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
45 Gabrielle Bazinet Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
44 Tanya Flaro Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
43 jeff Brunet cornwall Jan 04, 2013
42 Lilias McVicar Glen Walter Jan 04, 2013
41 Adam Whitteker Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
40 Amanda Whitteker Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
39 marie cameron cornwall Jan 04, 2013
38 Edward St.Denis Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
37 Roxanne Fraser London (formally Cornwall) Jan 04, 2013
36 Lise Carriere Gatineau Jan 04, 2013
35 Kimberley Cameron Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
34 Louise Wilson Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
33 Patricia Reed Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
32 George Hayward Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
31 Gary Samler Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
30 Sara Lion Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
29 Valerie Fergusson Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
28 Jenn stiles Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
27 cathy jodoin cornwall Jan 04, 2013
26 Devon MacDonald Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
25 Jennifer MacDonald Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
24 pam berniquer newington Jan 04, 2013
23 steve welsh cornwall Jan 04, 2013
22 Tammy Fortier Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
21 yvan duperon cornwall Jan 04, 2013
20 denis labbe cornwall Jan 04, 2013
19 Charles Branchaud Jan 04, 2013
18 Laurie Branchaud Long Sault Jan 04, 2013
17 Jacques Lacelle Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
16 Nancy Iwachniuk Newington Jan 04, 2013
15 Corneliu Kirjan Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
14 mary bray cornwall Jan 04, 2013
13 Don Smith Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
12 Brian Lessard Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
11 Karen Harris Elmsdale Jan 04, 2013
10 amanda mcmartin cornwall Jan 04, 2013
9 Julie Johnston Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
8 Ian Wilson Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
7 David MacDonald Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
6 Debbie Locey Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
5 Amy Ouderkirk Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
4 Joy Dykeman Jan 04, 2013
3 Tyrone Lamoureux Cornwall, ON Jan 04, 2013
2 Jennifer Jarvis Cornwall Jan 04, 2013
1 Jamie Gilcig Cornwall Jan 04, 2013

 

It’s that simple.

After a stunning meeting at the RCAFA Wing last night I have decided to ask the public to speak up and ask CCH Management and the Champlain LHIN to hold off on the sale of the Cornwall General hospital site for 90 days to allow for the public to consult and consider options because once this site is gone as a community resource it’s gone forever.

Amazing video footage courtesy of Don Smith who’s an awesome videographer!

You can also post your comment below.

Hospital meeting

32 Responses to "Please sign our petition for a 90 Day Moratorium on the Sale of The Cornwall General Hospital Site"

  1. Ferris   January 4, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Speaker of the night..Jamie Gilcig. Did I catch you off guard last night Jamie? You looked at me like I was Mark David Chapman when I reached in my pocket. Question: Is the 90 days only going to prolong the inevitable? We have no non profit organization willing to take up action..We don’t have LHIN backing us..and we have no money. Is legal action going to get us a long term care facility?

  2. admin   January 4, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Ferris it was the scar on your forehead! You looked hurt dude.

  3. Ferris   January 4, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    ..I’ll take the stiches out tomorrow..hazzards of playing the game..keep up the good work Jamie..people were impressed with you last night.

  4. Darcy Neal   January 4, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Please look up who owns the property. Is your name on the deed? Yes, than you have a right to make decisions regarding your property. No, what gives you your right to make decisions on behalf a some other property owner? Would you want me to impose my decisions on you regarding your property?

  5. Mike Bedard   January 4, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Darcy, we the taxpayer own said property and no one else!

    I have signed the petition but we must strongly consider the following:

    1) Renovations of the site, which as mentioned by many Hospital Executives, would cost more to renovate and bring up to code than to build a new facility……..so why the fuss about this site if its cheaper to build? Failure to Plan or Planning to Fail!

    2) Staffing would not come cheap and unless the City and Counties are willing to fund the operational portion of this venture then again this topics conclusion is very clear!

    Unfortunately, once again Cornwall has taken the wrong approach and has divided itself due to personal opinions and past experiences! Sadly, it looks like nothing progressive will happen because of a clash of egos rather than the community coming together and embracing an opportunity for Cornwall to be different and create something better than any other community!

    Please people don’t buy a ticket and stay off the “Complain Train”!

    Thank You,
    Mike Bedard

  6. Sick of Stupidity   January 4, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    This city is such a shameful joke. No wonder the population doesn’t grow here. Our elected Jim “can’t” attend such an important issue, LIHN and hospital representatives couldn’t take the time to hear the community. How DARE the HOSPITAL clan continue to beg the community for more money when they can so easily just give…yes GIVE away CGH for a mere 2 million!!!!! This is such a freakin joke!! CCH don’t you ever claim again that you are for community. Shove our seniors out but the complain they are clogging your beds!!! Makes me want to vomit!!!!!!

  7. Dave Windsor   January 4, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    I signed the petition yet can’t help feel it’s a red herring for CCH. All they have to do now is sit and hold for the 90 days……..

    Mike Bedard the consummate reasoned infighter does highlight a few salient points regarding the desired retrofit. I find it hard that any of you would find any pie in the sky with his thinking.

    After all any new owner with any designs this property will certainly be subjected to a series of scrupulous inspections to assure current requirements such as building codes are adhered to.

    This means years of their preparatory efforts to satisfy bi-laws provincial and federal codes where applicable.

    I can understand MPP Jim’s reluctance to take a stand aside from bucking the political glass ceiling. No doubt his emotions on the issue are in check.

    Anyone here over 10 years, certainly 15, not french or catholic likely know the old General fairly well. I too hold strongly to it and I have challenged CCH for their current hiring practices and the collateral fallout regarding the former Generals staff members having to terminate for one pressured reason or another. And yes, not to be too disparaging a number of French and catholic were well served a the General Hospital too….but the old Hotel Dieu being run by the good nuns, garnered the majority of french and catholic clientele.

    Some of these differences may not be as much a carryover as they once were. Resentments are healing over time and deaths I suppose. To deny that would be to still have your head in the sand. It’s taken a lot of level heads to cool the history.

    I realize that many of you will deny any of what I just related to but the competition and the dislike amongst a number of the management and staff of each other between the hospitals
    was a part of day to day history. Don’t discount what you were not meant to realize.

    That being said, is why I feel some would have extra strong opinions about the final chapters in the life of this saga BUT to an end it must come.

    Now that the wheels are in motion, rather than jumping In with both feet years ago about a ‘seniors residence’ drive it is almost like a bleeding heart cry after the barn door has been open.

    HELP, HELP. somebody call the fire brigade.

    No, I’m all for the 90 days my friends and those who think not…..but once 90 are done we best hold our heads high anyway and hope to hell that some how we’ve evaded the demo ball for more high rises or condo’s.

  8. admin   January 4, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Dave the reason why the request for a 90 day moratorium is the nature of this process. No public consultation and what appears to be some misinformation from the little that is available to the general public.

    It’s so easy to sell or dump something. It’s near impossible to replace a facility like this.

    There are no easy solutions because those that were publicly trusted with our community’s best interest stayed silent for the most part so that now we are throwing a “Hail Mary” pass with 30 seconds left on the clock.

    Cronyism and corruption have lowered the bar to the point that we have incident after incident like this impacting our community.

    While it’s easy to point fingers at those sucking back Sunshine salaries the reality is that we, the community, have allowed things to become the way they are.

    Now maybe, issue by issue, the citizens of Cornwall can start to take back control of our city and resources and make sure that those whose incomes come from the sweat of our labours serve us instead of whomever they have been….

  9. Dawn Ford   January 5, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    The old Hotel Dieu Hospital/Mac on Water street is now a Seniors’ Residence. It is certainly older than the Cornwall General Hospitall. If they could renovate that, why not CGH??

  10. admin   January 5, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Great thought Dawn. People can do just about anything if they work together.

  11. Wow!   January 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    There is no reason why the facility would cost $60,000,000. If we need a place for our elders to stay, somewhere is better than no where. Screw the asbestos abatement when people are siick and in need of care. Who cares about the province, just do it. City buys it and holds it until it’s figured out. Time to use the Progress
    Fund now if ever.
    .
    Mike Bedard’s reasoning is moot because of it’s source. He (MODERATED) touched.

  12. Dave Windsor   January 5, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Jamie:

    Thanks for your reply. It clarifies a few points for me as well.

    Appreciate Dawn’s comment with regard the old HDH on Water St. I’m doubtful todays standard codes for a retrofit would have accommodated the needs of the old HDH

    Any purchase of the former General Hospital would require mega millions (75.0 to 100.0) to up grade and to suit the new buyers plans.

    I see the East Wing demolished altogether for a multi-level parking facility for staff and/or clientele, providing the spacing will fit the bylaw codes required. This may allow the further sell off of the ground level parking lots on Marlborough (West) as well as the one on the East side of Lawrence St.

    Should a University evolve (doubtful) it may need the inclusiveness (higher price of course) of recreation facilities such as the St. Denis fields and the old Bob Turner rink on 4th and Marlborough as well as a house sale on Old Orchard North to accommodate more direct access to this site from the CGH site.

    Certainly a mired of ideas and plans must be involved with the numbers of potential buyers already shown through by Re/Max.

  13. Wow!   January 5, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Links works fine ADMIN.

  14. Lolochuck   January 5, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Let’s see who the politicians are that REALLY care about the seniors in this town, not to mention the whole community…..only see signatures of a few so far. We know that you all follow FreeNews…make a change for the new year and stand up!

  15. admin   January 5, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Yes Lolochuck they read us as I hear their complaints 🙂

  16. puzzled   January 5, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    better to build new hmmmm…. if they can renovate hotel dieu into cch why is it suddenly not feasable to renovate the general. btw these short term bed with physio and occupational therapy kinda sound like rehab beds. new name less professional staff. it is funny to hear that only seniors would need these beds i guess the lhin people have never visited cornwall. the most entertaining comments say that we wont even need these beds very long because the number of seniors will decline. the obesity problem and its resulting health and mobility needs are not even considered. i guess keeping the building as is and calling it what it used to be called would not require these renovations to code at all.

  17. admin   January 5, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    exactly puzzled – you only need to bring up to current code if you change the use. I’m sure there are solutions if they are desired by the powers that be…

  18. Mike Bedard   January 7, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Re: Wow! We can not and should use the progress fund for an initiative that will serve the community well for 20 years and then lose its purpose after the baby boomers pass!

    I was polite before but obviously many people here haven’t done their homework!

    The CGH is not designed nor will it meet the requirements of a Long Term Care facility!

    It has been known for years that the CGH will be closed (sold or otherwiste) once the renovations at the CCH are completed!

    We only start to complain now and for what? As per the Hospitals Executives and even previous employess/members in attendances details it would cost more to renovate this site than too build new!

    This is just another reason for those who have missed the bus to complain!

    It is too late and your not even behind the horse your so far behind that you have the horse, the cart and those scooping up the horse poop are even ahead!

    Joking aside has a single person ever spent over $300,000 renovating an old building? I have and this is site will need millions! It is not as easy as you would like to portray or think!

    Show me proof that 1) This is suitable for Long Term Care and 2) Worth investing $Millions into restoring it!

    Opinions are like A$$holes; Everyone has one!

  19. puzzled   January 7, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    mike they dont have to call them long term beds they can be short term beds for those on waiting lists. their have always been this type of bed available in the past just never enough. also the rehab beds that used to be in that building have been transferred and reduced to the mcconnell site. as for addiction services detox coverage this has been a mystery to me since these individuals most likely need rehab i have heard this is a six month wait or more. why cover a detox stay then send them back into the community without the tools to stay clean/sober. there is definately a need for this help in cornwall. i would love to see people have a chance at overcoming their life destroying addictions for good not just three days this could be achieved at the general site since it is already dealing with addictions and short term beds

  20. Dukers1   January 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Bottom line, MIKE IS RIGHT! Further, CCH was wrong again. Why, by methodology and insensitivity to the citizens of Cornwall who they MUST HAVE KNOWN have emotional ties to CGH history as a fear of being left out in the cold when it comes to their personal transition through the senior mill till their passing.

    CGH ;appeared’ to hold the answers to a seniors residence. CCH should have made them CLEARLY aware in a way to alleviate the concerns of the community whether short term (20 years?) or not!

    The provincial government ALSO as well as LHIN have failed THIS community with regards to future ‘developments’ for our seniors.

    Mark McDonald and others were only projecting the anxieties of the community BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF AN APPROPRIATE SELLING JOB ON THEIR PARTS.

    Finally the truths about the failings of the CGH to comply with needs the community wants, despite its appearances are coming out.

    NONE OF THIS WOULD BE NECESSARY HAD THE SELLING JOB BEEN PROPERLY ATTENDED TO.

    WHO IS RUNNING THIS FUNNY FARM ANYWAY?

  21. Sick of Stupidity   January 7, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Management at CCH….the sunshine club care nothing of the seniors in this city nor about any emotional ties that people had with CGH. Don’t let them fool you with their circle talk!

    The slaughter is on. Watch the news soon. They will continue to put people out in the cold in favor or their “personal” agendas and forced bilingualism!!!!!!!!

  22. Sick of Stupidity   January 7, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Continue cowering people and hiding to protect these people that are so unfair to the community and others. I urge you to speak up. It is very evident that only those with any strength can sign the petition. Not one person I’ve spoken to disagrees with the petition but bullying by the city and CCH is preventing people in coming forward.

    PEOPLE ONLY YOU CAN MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN!

  23. Don Smith, CFN   January 7, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Mark MacDonald & Gerry Samson interviewed by CBC Radio.

  24. SoThick   January 7, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Great interview Mark!
    If the City purchased this building there would be great opportunity for the sale of the Marlborough parking lot property for a Seniors apartment buildings for some developer = Income from sale of land. Rent the Dialysis Unit to a Private Agency. Continue to rent space to CCH, as they need the space, Rent out space for physicians offices. Open a walk-in-clinic, with private pharmacy blood work, x-ray clinics, like we see in big cities…a one stop shop. Keep the beds on 3rd North restorative. A private physiotherapy department. There is a world of possibilities with this building… not to mention Income .I would like to know who came up with $2million for a building of this magnitude, especially after $800,000 was invested last year for the 3N restorative….this would mean that CCH would recoup only $1.2 million from this building, We have homes of 2000 SQ Ft on the waterfront that sells for that much……Give your head a shake CCH Administration and Board. maybe it’s time for a good change up, get rid of the bullies as they need to be replaced, they are over the heads……

  25. Dave Windsor   January 7, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Good for you, SoThick. We need more great ideas such as yours.

    The options are plentiful as you have shown for this site and just maybe a few of all those presented will twig a notion for some to go apply with their purchase…..perhaps a consortium of investors in the site is where the new services will come from.

    Aspestosis is a concern. Only former maintenance engoineers or others can comment knowledgebly to that…unless full disclosures have been presented to Re/Max and others.

    Yes, more commentsd of these type of thoughts should find their way on this site. You never know, YOURS just might be the answer(s).

  26. Dave Windsor   January 7, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Puzzeled and Dukers need credit for their ideas. Good work guys.

  27. Dukers1   January 8, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    Seniors ‘Idle No More’ ( to coin a recent phrase)

    Something I don’t understand myself and I surmise that is why some feel that CGH is not suitable for a seniors residence. Oh, many of us have reiterated that it would not stand up to codes scrutiny of the day.

    Tell me something then, If we had a major hurricane or tornado that wiped out half the houses of Cornwall, would a surviving CGH serve as a temporary shelter or living quarters for our survivors?

    If it is not suitable, then why or how come we still maintain many functions at the unit today, while considering bargaining for retaining these and perhaps more by renting space from a new owner.

    This says simply them that LHIN and the Ontario government want to divest themselves of public or even possibly public/private investitures in the future. This says they want private ONLY where by, user pays, the same as our local Fourth and McConnell sites.

    Are scare/scary tactics being applied to demonize the site so it can be easily ‘dumped’ by CCH? While they still want to rent space back? How can that be if it is not good enough for our seniors short and long term care. Meanwhile the property really can be used as the 80 locals met about it last week at the RCAFA Wing.

    Yeh, I think seniors should be ‘Idle No More’. Maybe they should set up a protest march too. Gee, Marlborough up 4 blocks from Second over to McConnell, South to Second and back to Marlborough, wheel chairs welcome……..

    Hey Mark, lets talk…..

  28. Chris Fry   January 8, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    In an effort to understand the thought and logistical processes behind the sale of the former CGH I wonder if anyone can explain how and why Remax was chosen as the Realtor and more specifically how the sales rep was chosen? Was there a competition for this very equitable piece of prime property or was it given out in kind? Also, how was the price tag of $2 million derived and by who’s recommendation? Is all the property in the area of Second Street and Marlborough, parking lots, clinic buildings and residential properties which I believe were previously purchased in anticipation of that site being the only hospital included in the sale? Is this the very best deal available to help reduce the deficit at the CCH or reduced price for a quick sale and commission for Remax?

  29. Jimmy Olsen   January 8, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    well spoken, Jamie. thank you for speaking intelligently and forthrightly

  30. bigfellow   January 9, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Well, here we go again folks, these’s females who are at the top of the executive level, are nothing more than pawns of the elites who actual run the hospital from thier swivel chairs whenever a problem occurs. Their rear ends are covered, but the poor pawns are relieved of their position at a moments notice.
    Find out who these “ELITES” are. I believe you might have a surprise waiting for you. That’s where all the problems lies.
    Have a nice day, folks.

  31. bigfellowfellow   January 19, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Well, our local provincial rep is now getting into the act, let’s see what he can do. I wonder who pushed his buttons in this late stage of the game?

  32. David Oldham   January 20, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Regarding Mike Bedard’s comments made January 7th 2013 8:50 a.m.
    While I generally agree with your opinions contained therein I would submit that certain institutional structures would be viable to transform into a facility to meet the baby boomers demands . The tax payer of Ontario owned recently retired General Vanier H.S. These such facilities brag fire safety, easy access, large areas for a multitude of uses, administration offices, rooms easily divided to provide multiple living spaces with sufficient natural light, and so on and so on . You all I am sure get my drift there all many possibilties ou there but the General Hospital is and should not be the one considered . Here here Mike !

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