News from the Constituency Office of Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP Sam Oosterhoff
Posted December 20th, 2017 on Niagara At Large
Beamsville/Niagara – MPP Sam Oosterhoff is pleased to report that Kilean Lodge in Grimsby will keep all of its 49 long term care beds this Christmas. Revera had proposed to move the beds to a Hamilton facility but the MPP for Niagara West-Glanbrook has just learned that the Minister of Health Eric Hoskins has finally rejected this proposal.
MPP Oosterhoff has repeatedly urged the Minister of Health to respond to pressing long-term care needs in the Niagara region. “My constituents are rightly concerned that long-term-care capacity could be removed from the Niagara region,” declared Oosterhoff in the Legislature. “Beds are being taken away, with no plan to replace them. This is unacceptable.”
The MPP for Niagara West-Glanbrook insisted that the Minister to reject Revera’s proposal to move 49 beds out of Kilean Lodge in Grimsby to another facility in Hamilton. He shared with him the story of Adrian Peters, a retired engineer living in Caistor Centre, who visits his wife at Kilean Lodge every day. Adrian feared that he would no longer be able to see his wife on a daily basis if she was moved to Hamilton.
“I’m pleased that people like Adrian and his wife will be able to celebrate the holiday season without the threat of losing this necessary form of health care,” said Oosterhoff. “The care and closeness of loved ones is the best gift that these families could receive at this time of year.”
“We will continue to press the Minister of Health for compassionate health care,” concluded Oosterhoff. “While this is a step in the right direction, there is a still a lot of work ahead of us.”
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