November 18, 2016 16:05 ET
DURHAM REGION AND SURROUNDING AREAS, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2016) -
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Representatives from the Durham and Ontario Health Coalitions released a new report today analyzing the documents filed by government planners and hospital executives regarding the mega-mergers of the Scarborough and Durham hospitals. These mergers cover hospitals that serve more than a million residents, almost none of whom have been consulted, the coalition noted.
"The Minister's plan would create two mega-mergers out of three already very large public hospital corporations that are themselves the products of an earlier round of restructuring", the coalition reports. "Despite the fact that these are public hospitals that are funded by Ontarians and should be accountable to the public, there remain serious issues raised by concerned community members that have, to date, been almost entirely ignored by government planners."
The report The Costs and Consequences of Mega Mergers: An Analysis of the Hospital Restructuring Plans for Scarborough and Durham found the following:
Ontario Health CoalitionNatalie Mehraexecutive director(416) 230-6402 (cell)Durham Health CoalitionTrish McAuliffeco chair(905) 706-5806 (cell)
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