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MPP Wilson asks for letters in support of new hospital

Our hospitals in Simcoe-Grey, and the dedicated people who work in them, have served us well.  But the hospital buildings in Collingwood and Alliston are more than 60 years old.  It’s time for us to tell the decision-makers in government that we need and deserve hospital re-development in our communities.

South Georgian Bay is one of the most rapidly growing areas in the province and our population is aging.  27% of our residents are 65 or older, compared to just 17% province-wide; 11% are older than 75 years.

COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus the need for modern programs and more efficient service delivery.  This can’t happen within our current aging facilities.

Even before the pandemic dialysis patients at Collingwood General and Marine were being treated in closets.  Management offices are located in trailers.  Family conferences are held in crowded hallways packed with equipment.  Staff don’t even have changing rooms!

In Alliston, it’s bad enough that people are working in trailers and in the basement.  A broken water valve, just when COVID hit, resulted in $650-thousand in damage. 

It’s time for the people in our riding to tell the government that we need and deserve hospital re-development in Collingwood and Alliston. 

Read the latest CollingwoodToday.ca story about our fight to urge the government to do the right thing by moving forward with proposals to bring hospitals in Simcoe-Grey up to modern standards.  You can help by emailing the decision-makers directly: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/mpp-wilson-asks-constituents-to-write-letters-in-support-of-new-hospital-2767159

 

 


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