Comment 50396

By LauraF (registered) | Posted October 25, 2010 at 18:21:04

The ABC fiasco Ted is referring to is the decision by Hamilton Health Sciences to turn McMaster University Medical Centre's ER to pediatric only. This will have very detrimental effects on the population's access to emergency care, as well as in-patient services. It also sets a precedent for a more private/public hospital structure.

The plan was titled "Access to Best Care", and was pushed through the LHIN with close to zero stakeholder or community consultation. Some councillors did try to raise awareness, but in the end the LHIN passed it.

Andre Marin (the Ombudsman) did a very in-depth review of the decision, and his report, the 'LHIN Spin" can be found here: http://www.ombudsman.on.ca/media/151950/...

Comment edited by LauraF on 2010-10-25 17:24:57

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