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Huronia residents worried about the potential loss of health services in Midland with the proposed merger with Penetanguishene General Hospital are attending an emergency town hall meeting tomorrow evening.

WHAT: Community meeting on Huronia hospital crisis

WHO:     Speakers include:
               Kathy Willis, Rosewood Shelter
               Caroline Egan, Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC)
               Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition (OHC)

WHEN:   Thursday, July 19, 7 PM

WHERE: The North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre
                527 Len Self Boulevard, Midland

The proposed merger of the Huronia District Hospital (HDH) with the Penetanguishene General Hospital (PGH) under the sponsorship of the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario has taken everybody by surprise. 

There was no public discussion or debate about the merger until some HDH board members resigned in protest.  This is not acceptable.  Our hospital should remain public and accountable to the whole community.

The meeting is sponsored by the Midland Health Coalition & the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC). The OHC is the broadest public interest group on health care in Ontario.  Its network is strengthened by over 400 grassroots community organizations, including over 50 local health coalitions in communities across the province. 

For more info, contact:  
Vern Edwards, Midland Health Coalition, 705-538-0833
Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition, cell 416 230 6402