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Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky response to the elimination of positions at Windsor Regional Hospital.

“Today, families across Windsor and Essex County are feeling the impact of this government’s deep cuts to frontline healthcare, with the elimination and re-classification of 166 positions at Windsor Regional Hospital, including the loss of 120 registered nurses after already eliminating at least 625 registered nursing positions across Ontario last year.  This government is failing Ontario families when it comes to delivering quality healthcare. These cuts will have a real impact on people in their most vulnerable moments.”

“The elimination of these positions will be felt in an area with already stubbornly high unemployment. In fact, Windsor reported the highest unemployment rate in Canada in 11 of 12 months in 2015. Rather than investing in frontline services, the government continues to fail families by forcing our healthcare providers to grapple with a five year freeze in hospital funding.”

“New Democrats will keep pushing the government to focus on making sure that families and seniors in Windsor and across Ontario can get quality healthcare when they need it. Our front line healthcare workers work hard every day to ensure our families stay healthy and we remain committed to offering real solutions to improve care for patients”

Gretzky noted that the re-alignment of services at Windsor Regional hospital means 80 registered nursing positions will be replaced with 80 registered practical nurses.


Video report from the WRH CEO David Musyj