Deadline Nears For Voting in the Volunteer-Led Referendum To Stop Cuts To Hospitals

A Call-Out from Sue Hotte and Niagara, Ontario chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition

Posted May 26th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Only 3 days left until the big voting day!

That means we’ve got from now until Saturday May 28 – Our  Last Day  To Stop The Cuts To Our Community vote

Here are the Advance Voting Locations in your community.

Port Colborne, Wainfleet & Welland Town Halls, Now until May 27, Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wainfleet and Welland Central Libraries, Now until May 27, Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4 cuts rallies

Welland Wellness Centre, 145 Lincoln St, Welland, Now until May 27, Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pelham Market, May 26, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara St., Welland, May 27, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Port Colborne Market Square, Port Colborne,, May 27, 8 a.m. – 12 noon,

Friends Over 50, 554 Fielden Ave., Port Colborne, May 27, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Farmer’s Market, Market Square, Port Colborne, May 27, 9 a.m. – 12 noon


All Saints Church,                80 Forks Rd., Dain City, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Farmer’s Market,                  70 Young St. Welland, 8 a.m. – 12 noon

Seaway Mall,                         800 Niagara St., Welland

Fresco’s at Rose City Plaza, 815 Ontario St., Welland

Wainfleet Library,                 31909 Park St., Wainfleet, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

No Frills,                                53 West Side St., Port Colborne, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Port Colborne Library,         301 King St., Port Colborne

Niagara-On-The-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Ln., Niagara-On-The-Lake

St. Catharine’s Market,         8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

St. David’s Church,              369 Thorold Road W., Welland 8 a.m. –  12 p.m.

Portal Village,                       300 Elgin St., Port Colborne, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Foodland,                              9 Pine St. S., Thorold, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Welland Farmer’s Market,    Welland, 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Welland Wellness Center,     145 Lincoln St, Welland 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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The Ontario Health Coalition is comprised of a Board of Directors, committees of the Board as approved in the Coalition’s annual Action Plan, Local Coalitions, member organizations and individual members. Currently the Ontario Health Coalition represents more than 400 member organizations and a network of Local Health Coalitions and individual members. Our members include: seniors’ groups; patients’ organizations; unions; nurses and health professionals’ organizations; physicians and physician organizations that support the public health system; non-profit community agencies; student groups; ethnic and cultural organizations; residents’ and family councils; retirees; poverty and equality-seeking groups; women’s organizations, and others.

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One response to “Deadline Nears For Voting in the Volunteer-Led Referendum To Stop Cuts To Hospitals

  1. HNHB-LHIN and NHS claim the Welland Hospital is old, therefore it will be closed. However, Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington is the same age as the Welland General Hospital but the HNHB-LHIN and HHS are in the process of investing $Millions for the construction of a new, six-storey patient-care tower and significant renovations to existing space. Highlights of the project include:
    ◦77 additional inpatient beds
    ◦expansion of the diagnostic imaging and medical diagnostics unit
    ◦new operating rooms, post-anaesthetic care unit and expanded ambulatory procedures area
    ◦a new ambulatory care and cancer centre
    ◦a new main entrance
    ◦a new laboratory.” (Joseph Brant Hospital documents)

    Question: Why is Joseph Brant Hospital ‘new enough’ to receive a new wing while Welland Hospital is too old to continue serving the community?

    Other than serving the eastern section of the Niagara Region the proposed new South Niagara Hospital (located most extreme north east corner of South Niagara) the proposed new hospital is a “White Elephant” in serving the needs of South Niagara. Not only is the location not within South Niagara, there is neither public transportation and/nor accessible routes to the site.


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