Erie St. Clair LHIN Board Seeks Input from Erie Shores Community and Stakeholders

Open Board Meeting Planned for November 12

Leamington - The Erie St. Clair (ESC) LHIN Board has received notice from Leamington District Memorial Hospital (LDMH) regarding their proposal for the realignment of programs and services within the hospital. This realignment of services includes both additions and deletions in present complement of programs (see chart below). On November 12, 2014 the ESC LHIN Board will be holding a special Open Board Meeting in Leamington to obtain input from LDMH, community leaders, stakeholders, and the general public regarding the program changes proposed by LDMH.

The ESC LHIN Board will be considering the following proposed service realignment at LDMH:

proposed program realignment at leamington

The Open Board Meeting will be an opportunity for community leaders, stakeholders, and the general public to provide input and information to the ESC LHIN Board. The meeting will begin with a presentation by LDMH, followed by presentations by community leaders and stakeholders.

Following the formal presentations, an hour has been scheduled during the meeting to hear from local residents. Speakers are asked to register online in advance or in-person at the meeting. Speakers will have five minutes to present with an opportunity for questions or comments from the LHIN Board. 

People who are interested in speaking during open mic can register online (click here) or on November 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Roma Club of Leamington.

Date:               November 12, 2014
Time:              5:00 p.m.
Location:        Roma Club of Leamington, 19 Seacliff Drive East, Leamington, ON N8H 2L3

In addition to the open mic session, there will also be an opportunity for attendees to provide their input at the meeting via video recording. There will be a speakers’ corner video area setup where people can record a short message that will be made available to the ESC LHIN Board following the meeting. 

The LHIN is also collecting community feedback through a form on the website. To submit your thoughts, please click here

Quotes

“Our Board Meeting on November 12 is to receive input from community leaders, stakeholders, and the general public. It is important to us to hear all perspectives on this so we can carefully consider all points of view. It is unlikely that we will make a final decision that night as we want to take time to fully consider the input received at the meeting.”
– Martin Girash, Board Chair, Erie St. Clair LHIN

“It is our responsibility to hear from the community. We especially want to know what worries local residents about the changes Leamington District Memorial Hospital has proposed. We will do our best to try and understand the concerns of residents and look for opportunities to find solutions.”
– Gary Switzer, CEO, Erie St. Clair LHIN

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For more information please contact Shannon Sasseville, Director of Communication, Public Affairs, and Organizational Development at 519-351-5677 ext. 3225 or at Shannon.Sasseville@lhins.on.ca