Ontario Health Coalition

Ontario Health Coalition

October 15, 2013 06:00 ET

Ontario Health Coalition: Media Conference to Launch the Campaign to Stop Hospital Service Cuts in Scarborough and Ajax

SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 15, 2013) - Ontario Health Coalition -

Attn: Assignment Editor:

When: Tuesday October 15, 10:30 a.m.
Where: The MacGregor Park Recreation Centre (Commons Room) located at 2231 Lawrence Avenue East
Who: Several Scarborough patients, Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition, Andy Summers, Ontario Nurses' Association, Susan Brickell, Ontario Nurses' Association, Kingsley Kwok, Ontario Public Service Employees' Union, Tina Belgaumkar, Concerned Citizen
What: Millions of dollars in hospital service cuts are underway in Scarborough and Ajax and even more are being planned. The service cuts proposed at the Scarborough Hospital are very deep and will hurt patients. There is also a proposed merger of the Scarborough Hospital and the Rouge Valley Health System. The provincial government has frozen funding for hospitals across Ontario, which has pushed many hospitals into deficit simply to maintain existing services. It is illegal for a hospital to run a deficit and this has led to millions of dollars in services cut in Scarborough and Ajax. On Tuesday October 15 we will launch a local campaign to stop hospital service cuts in Scarborough and Ajax.

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