Outcomes from Erie St. Clair LHIN Board Meeting in Leamington

Leamington – The Erie St. Clair (ESC) LHIN Board has held a Special Open Board Meeting, on November 12, 2014, in response to the notice received from Leamington District Memorial Hospital (LDMH) regarding their proposal for the realignment of programs and services within the hospital. The Board heard from LDMH, community leaders, stakeholders, and the general public regarding the program changes proposed by LDMH. 

The ESC LHIN Board has passed the following motion (Item 6.1.3 - Nov 12, 2014):

Leamington District Memorial Hospital – Realignment of Service – Next Steps
Moved by Barb Bjarneson and seconded by Mike Lowther that the Erie St. Clair LHIN Board direct staff to compile, review, and consider all of the input received from the community at the Erie St. Clair LHIN “Special” Open Board Meeting of November 12, 2014 as well as alternatives from other communities, and provide the Board with a briefing and Terms of Reference to establish an expert panel and recommendations for a timeline going forward at a future LHIN “Special” Open Board Meeting on November 27, 2014.

The ESC LHIN will continue to collect community feedback through a form on the website, over the phone, or by mail. To submit your thoughts you can contact the LHIN: 

- Online: www.eriestclairlhin.on.ca
- Phone: 1-866-231-5446 ext. 3215
- Mail: 180 Riverview Drive, Chatham ON  N7M 5Z8

The ESC LHIN has made the commitment that any proposed integration decision will be made at a future Open Board Meeting in Leamington. ¬

QUOTES

“Tonight’s meeting provided our Board with a variety of significant issues for our Board to consider in its’ review of the Leamington District Memorial Hospital’s proposal. It was clear that the Leamington and area communities are passionate about their local hospital services including their obstetrics program. They also identified the health care needs of their rural community. All of this information will be considered in our decision.”
 – Martin Girash, Board Chair, 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