Concerns Voiced Over Proposed Midland Hospital Cuts

Opposition Leader Gathers Community Leaders To Speak Out Against Recommended Cuts And Reductions

Ontario’s Opposition leader is getting ahead of a recent report, hoping to prevent service cuts to a Midland hospital. Patrick Brown was today joined by community leaders at Queen’s Park, to discuss the potential reduction or loss of services to Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland. A recent operational review identified dozens of key priorities to help improve the hospital and keep it within a recently trimmed budget, but the hospital’s former chief of staff, Dr. Martin MacNamara says the cuts go too far. He says cuts to the ICU would mean many patients would have to be transported elsewhere, which would overburden the region’s two ambulances. The operational review was asked for by the management at the hospital, along with the Local Health Integration Network and identified 108 priorities that could help cut over 5 million in net expenses if approved.