Day surg­eries in Grimsby won’t work

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: HHS to pull out of St. Peter’s and McMaster (July 9)

You state that Hamil­ton Health Sciences has de­cided to re­or­ga­nize? The plan calls for Hamil­ton pa­tients to go to an ex­panded Grimsby hos­pi­tal for day surgery?

This trip, my map app tells me, is 40 kilo­me­tres and 40 min­utes from my home. I live in the west end. If I lived down­town the ride might be shorter in dis­tance, but even more time con­sum­ing. Taxis charge for time and dis­tance. The trip to Grimsby is be­yond any taxi ride that I or most Hamil­ton res­i­dents could af­ford.

Is HHS plan­ning a shut­tle service, run­ning ev­ery 20 or 39 min­utes, to get us to and from our day surgery? Please note that the shut­tle service should have am­ple and af­ford­able park­ing at the pickup points in Hamil­ton. It should be a service, at min­i­mal cost, sub­si­dized if nec­es­sary.

HHS plan­ners, please keep us in­formed! Mar­i­anne Ve­spry, Hamil­ton

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