‘Equal Partnership’ in New ‘Durham Region Health’ System Sought
The Friends and representatives of the Medical Staff or the AP Hospital called on Health Minister Hoskins to implement a ‘full and equal’ partnership in the creation of a new Durham Region Health system.
‘We emphatically do not want the same relationship with Lakeridge Health that we had with Rouge Valley Centenary’ a recent letter states.
Specifically, they call for the election of a new board for a Durham Region Health body to draft a new set of bylaws for a Durham Region Health governance framework. Representation on the new Board would reflect the portion of citizens living within the catchment area of APH. This is currently about 40% of Durham Region.
The June 27 letter was a response to Hoskins’ letter of May 13.
The groups offered to meet with the Minister to discuss ‘these urgent matters’ at his convenience.
The Friends of Ajax/Pickering Hospital is a group of concerned citizens, doctors, nurses, other health care providers, business officials, and patients who support the continued presence of Ajax/Pickering Hospital as the major hospital to fully service all present and future health needs of rapidly growing West Durham Region.
Walter Donaldson, chair, 5 Kirkham Drive, Ajax, Ontario L1S 5L1
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