“I and the Ontario NDP will continue to fight to keep Port Colborne Urgent Care going. We will make sure the Ford Conservatives don’t allow crucial health care facilities to be ripped out of the Niagara Peninsula.” – Niagara Centre MPP Jeff Burch
A News Release from the Constituency Office of Niagara Centre MPP Jeff Burch
Posted September 24th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
The NDP MPP for Niagara Centre, Jeff Burch, had the following to say about the looming closure of Port Colborne’s urgent care centre, set for 2026:
Niagara Centre — Port Colborne residents rely on having an urgent care centre in their community that is quick and easy to access when a loved one gets injured or sick.
The NDP has long opposed the cancellation of health care services from the Niagara region, arguing that health care services should be added, not taken away. The Liberals put families at risk with hospital cuts and a plan to close multiple health care facilities in the Niagara Peninsula.
Now, Port Colborne’s urgent care centre faces imminent closure, and the Ford government is doing nothing.
While Doug Ford ducks out of the way of federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s election campaign, Port Colborne families and political representatives lose out on an opportunity to address in the Legislature the closure of Port Colborne’s urgent care centre.
I and the Ontario NDP will continue to fight to keep Port Colborne Urgent Care going. We will make sure the Ford Conservatives don’t allow crucial health care facilities to be ripped out of the Niagara Peninsula.
I will be working closely with Port Colborne residents and stakeholder groups to ensure that the dangerous and unfair cut to their urgent care centre is opposed. Ontarians deserve more health services, not fewer.”
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