Citizens Coalitions Host Town Halls in Niagara on Health Care Service Concerns in Doug Ford’s Ontario

You are Invited to Town Hall Meetings this March          in St. Catharines, Welland and Grimsby

See Dates, Times and Locations for a Meeting in your area below

Hosted by the Niagara  and Ontario Health Coalitions

Posted March 5th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Join us as we learn more about the People’s Health Act . Discuss what we can do to protect our local health services and to make health care decisions more accountable to us – the people.

Ontario’s Ford government is proposing massive restructuring to hospitals, long-term care, community care, mental health etc. It calls for mega-mergers of health systems, privatization of health services and gives new powers to the Cabinet and the Minister of Health to make changes to the Act on their own.

His legislation covers 262 hospitals, 629 long term care homes, more than 1,000 clinics, community health care, Cancer Care Ontario, Health Quality Ontario, ehealth, home care and many other services.

The new legislation which has been forged with no public consultation whatsoever, will take away local control of health care services.

It will put our health system in turmoil.  For profit companies will be allowed to take over many of our non-profit health care services.

Niagara Health, St. Joseph’s Health and the Hamilton Health Science and local health services will face amalgamations in mega-mergers that cost billions of dollars taking money away from care, destabilizing the workforce and centralizing services.

St. Catharines

  • Monday, March 11 at 6:30 pm
  • St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatic Centre, 425 Carlton St. St. Catharines

Welland

  • Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 pm
  • Welland City Hall, 60 East Main St. Welland

Grimsby

  • Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 pm
  • Grimsby Town Hall, 160 Livingston Ave., Grimsby

The Niagara Health Coaltion is a region-wide chapter of the Ontario Health Coaltion.

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.

For more information on the Ontario Health Coaltion and its advocacy work, click on https://www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca/ .

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“A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

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