About 60 members of the Peterborough community marched on MPP Jeff Leal’s constituency office June 17 to try and stem deep cuts to the local hospital. Lawn signs are beginning to show up in the city urging the Liberal MPP to rescue the local hospital from its financial dilemma. The Peterborough Regional Health Centre is facing a $26 million deficit. After the community rejected a plan by a peer review to cut more than 70 beds and axe more than 170 full-time equivalent jobs, the hospital has been struggling to come up with a new plan that doesn’t also significantly cut services, beds and staff.
Leal met with representatives of the Peterborough Health Coalition for about 20 minutes, but made no commitments.
Video of the march below: