Letters to the Editor: Issue 14

PRHC upcoming board meeting a chance to air concerns

A member of the Peterborough Health Coalition recently mentioned that when he first came to Peterborough local people were speaking of “our hospitals” with a sense of pride and ownership. He no longer hears such comments.

Recently, due to unexplained senior staff dismissals and rumours about the discovery of unrecorded funds, there has been a lot of public uncertainty about what is happening at the remaining facility: PRHC.

The Hospital Board faces challenges as it deals with making decisions and releasing information.

The next Board meeting on January 28 will deal with some of these concerns. If you would like to become more involved in the hospital and more informed about policy and funding decisions you would be welcome to attend this meeting and indicate your willingness to be involved.

One imminent decision will be how to invest unallocated funds — reportedly approximately $57 million — and whether the first priority for spending should be infrastructure or patient care and services.

If you are interested in becoming more involved and working toward re-establishing better communication and co-operative decision-making between the hospital and the community please try to attend this important meeting which will take place at the hospital in Room W5901 starting promptly at 6 p.m. on January 28.

Thank you,

carol winter

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