Ontario Health Coalition

Ontario Health Coalition

March 25, 2009 12:23 ET

Ontario Health Coalition-Ready to Respond to the Provincial Budget: Health Coalitions in Communities Facing Major Hospital Cuts Across Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 25, 2009) - Local chapters and affiliates of the Ontario Health Coalition will be available to respond to the Ontario Budget on Thursday March 26, 2009. Ontario's government funds our hospitals $1.6 billion less than other provinces. In each of these communities, local hospitals are facing major cuts or hospital closures as a result of McGuinty government underfunding of hospital global budgets. At the same time as many of these communities are facing plant closures and mass lay offs, potential economic development will be compromised and local economies will be further damaged by dramatic hospital cuts unless the provincial budget addresses the hospital underfunding issue.

(We will be sending out an updated list with more contacts tomorrow morning).

Toronto and province-wide: Natalie Mehra - cell 416-230-6402 and Dora
Jeffries - cell 416-889-4603
(Dora and Natalie will also be available after
the budget lock-up at Queen's Park.)

In order from west to east, then north:

Windsor/Essex: Katha Fortier - cell 519-259-8100
Wallaceburg: Shirley Roebuck - 519-677-4474
Sarnia - Lambton: Arlene Patterson - 519-542-1895 and Helen Havlik -
Kitchener -Waterloo: Orville Thacker - 519-893-3974
Guelph: Magee McGuire - 519-767-0084
Hamilton: Nancy Phillips - 905-385-1933
Burlington: David Goodings - 905-637-9239
Niagara: Sue Hotte - 905-932-1646
Oshawa: Natalie Mehra - 905-728-5715
Bowmanville: Donna Metcalf-Woo -905-987-3388 and Pam Parks -
Peterborough: Roy Brady - 705-745-2446
Kingston: Ross Sutherland - 613-532-7846
Cornwall: Diane Morin - 613-330-5702
Ottawa: Marlene Rivier - 613-222-8392
Thunder Bay: Barb Maki - cell 807-472-5798

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