Ontario NDP Leader & Party’s Niagara West-Glanbrook Candidate Vow To Fight For New West Lincoln Memorial Hospital

“(Ontario) Conservatives and Liberals have both failed West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Conservatives tried to shut down this hospital.  Liberals cancelled the new hospital project in 2012.” – Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

News on the Niagara West By-Election from Ontario’s New Democratic Party

Posted November 7th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Grimsby, Niagara – This past November 4th, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath joined NDP by-election candidate for the riding of Niagara West-Glanbrook to commit the party to fighting for the redevelopment of the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

A rendering of a new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Niagara that - after more than a decade - has still not been approved by the province to be built.

A rendering of a new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Niagara that – after more than a decade – has still not been approved by the province to be built.

 “Conservatives and Liberals have both failed West Lincoln Memorial Hospital,” said Horwath at a media availability in front of the hospital. “Conservatives tried to shut down this hospital.  Liberals cancelled the new hospital project in 2012.”

West Lincoln has been amalgamated into the Hamilton Health Science network of hospitals.  HHS has identified problems with overcrowding and in its emergency department, a lack of access to appropriate diagnostics and also notes the hospital’s out of date infrastructure.  WLMH was built in 1948.

 “Our hospital is old and overcrowded and the Liberals and Conservatives are doing nothing to fix it,” said NDP Candidate Mike Thomas. “We will fight to protect and champion West Lincoln Memorial Hospital and to build the new hospital that this community needs!”

Either way – Conservative or Liberal – the residents of Niagara West-Glanbrook just can’t trust the other parties to do what’s right for Grimsby and the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.  New Democrats are different.   Andrea Horwath and Mike Thomas are driven to strengthen our public health care system, fight to rebuild the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, and make sure everyone in Niagara West—Glanbrook gets the health care they need.

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2 responses to “Ontario NDP Leader & Party’s Niagara West-Glanbrook Candidate Vow To Fight For New West Lincoln Memorial Hospital

  1. This Liberals following the Harris Conservative regime has furthered the Privatization agenda in this province to a point where the Blue Collared Taxpayers will be so far in debt they will never ever get their heads above water. The Harris Conservatives began the break up of Ontario Hydro and began the sell of to the Private Sector…the Liberals are just completing the RAPE.
    The Conservatives installed another layer of Government that has and is costing the Blue Collared taxpayers to the point where they have to choose between a roof over their heads, if they are lucky enough the cost of heating and lighting that roof, Food on the Table and Now Metered water.
    The Harris Conservatives took over our municipal Hospitals and put in place a consortium of appointed people who have with the assistance of the McGuinty Liberal Government built their little “EMPIRE” and without any in depth consultation with the stake holders have closed those hospital.While building new Taj Mahals utilizing PPP or investor participation that will end up costing the taxpaying blue Collared Hundreds of Millions if not hundred of Billions.
    In the past century Corporate Provincial Governments have transferred responsibilities on to the backs of Blue Collared Taxpayers by appointments that have come back to haunt the Taxpayers,
    Appointing people(???) who have built an ever growing “EMPIRES” that eats up much of the allotted funding leaving Health Care Systems scrambling to operate on Budgets that no longer allow the retention of RNs. The ONA has been informing the Peoples of this scenario in timely ads stating the dire circumstances in Hospitals where patients literally are on their own ……

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  2. I keep wondering whether Kathleen Wynne will come down before election day and announce the go ahead of the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital? If so, I wouldn’t believe her. I hope the individuals that are serviced by this hospital sent a clear message on election day to the Liberals and Conservatives that they don’t believe either party or their monied backers.
    Susan Pruyn

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