Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

June 05, 2008 17:38 ET

Media Advisory/Community Photo Opportunity: OPSEU-Rouge Valley Community to Picket as LHIN Meets Over Hospital Cuts

COBOURG, ONTARIO and AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2008) - The Central East Local Health Integration Network is running from criticism over proposed cuts to mental health beds at the Ajax-Pickering site of the Rouge Valley Health System.

Scheduled to discuss a controversial implementation report on mental health services at Rouge Valley Health System, the LHIN board will meet in Cobourg, 73 kilometers away from Ajax. The meeting will be June 6 at 8:30 a.m.

The Local Health Integration Networks were appointed in 2006, allegedly to make health service decisions closer to local communities.

Community members will picket the LHIN tomorrow over cuts at the Rouge Valley Health System:

Where: Northumberland Hills Hospital (100 DePalma Drive
-- just off the 401)
When: June 6, 2008 - 8:00 a.m.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Public Service Employees Union
    Rick Janson
    (416) 525-3324 (cell)