Ontario Health Coalition

Ontario Health Coalition

May 28, 2013 17:45 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Save Our Community Hospitals: Communities From Across Ontario Join "Day of Action" to Stop Cuts to Local Hospitals and Health Care Services

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) -

What: Day of Action at Queen's Park Main Legislative Building

Citizens from communities across Ontario will bus, van and car pool to Queen's Park on June 4 to participate in a Day of Action to protect local health care services. Hospital funding continues to be cut every year - and small and rural hospitals are under grave threat. Already, some communities are facing major service cuts that threaten the future viability of their local community hospitals - and this is after only the first year of a 5-year "austerity" plan by the provincial government. On June 4, citizens from across the province will stand up to protect local hospital services. Events include a rally at the Ministry of Health, a media conference, meetings with rural MPPs and a meeting with all three political parties. Momentum is building as more and more communities from across Ontario are organizing to participate.

Participating communities include:

Quinte West, contact Sally Freeman 613-392-2841 x4489 - bus will leave 8 am from the Ramada Inn, Trenton
Petrolia & Lambton County, contact Arlene Patterson 519-542-1895 - van(s) will leave at 7:30 am from Arlene's house
Wallaceburg & Chatham, contact Shirley Roebuck 519-677-4460 - van(s) will leave at 7 am from the Walmart mall parking lot near the Beer Store
Niagara, contact Sue Hotte 905-932-1646 - Pick-ups are being arranged
Perth and Smiths Falls, contact John Jackson 613-285-4048 - bus will leave Perth at 6:30 am from Barnabe's Grocery Store at the mall and 7 am from the Smiths Falls Walmart
Iroquois Falls, contact Mike Garneau 705-221-2525 vans are being coordinated
Alexandria and Cornwall

When: Tuesday June 4, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Queen's Park, Main Legislative Building

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