Community forum on crisis at South Bruce Grey Health Centre

Plans have been announced for a community forum on Nov. 2 to give the public a voice in the mounting chaos affecting South Bruce Grey Health Centre.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, will join local health care and labour activists at the community forum, scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 2, at the Victoria Jubilee Hall in Walkerton.

“The problems affecting the South Bruce Grey Health Centre appear to be getting more serious day-by-day,” said Thomas. “I look forward to joining other activists from the area and listening to the concerns of residents about the future of their local health care facilities.

The four-site hospital has witnessed a raft of problems that has led to speculation over the future of the SBGHC. It has been shedding clinical services, including outpatient rehabilitation, obstetrics and the day hospital in Walkerton. The community no longer is eligible to vote on board appointees and it is undergoing costly renovations to remove the present cafeterias and replacing them with reheated meals prepared off-site and transported at great distance to the four facilities.

Community Forum on the Chaos at the SBGHC

7 p.m. / Tuesday Nov. 2
Victoria Jubilee Hall
111 Jackson St. S., Walkerton

Guest Speakers
Shane Jolley, LocalMotive Project
Grant Robertson, Former NFU Ontario Coordinator
Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU
Dave Trumble, President Grey Bruce Labour Council

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