Grimsby de­serves a bet­ter hospi­tal

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Bud­get cash could go to a new hospi­tal in Hamil­ton

This head­line should make peo­ple in Grimsby want to throw up and kick the wall. How could a new hospi­tal be on the ta­ble for HHS when Grimsby Hospi­tal is in dire need of re­place­ment and was it not too long ago that meet­ings were held with min­istry and they im­plied that money would be forth­com­ing?

Yes, we have sig­nif­i­cant re­de­vel­op­ment needs. The ar­ti­cles notes that a new women’s and chil­dren’s hospi­tal would be built; St. Peter’s and McMaster Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­tre would stop op­er­at­ing. Where in the devil does Mayor Eisen­berger get off say­ing what he wants and that he would like to see “Hamil­ton’s cur­rent hos­pi­tals mod­ern­ized first? Peo­ple, you had bet­ter start mak­ing phone calls, do­ing emails, writ­ing let­ters to your al­der­man, mayor and our MPP telling them that enough is enough.

These peo­ple can be found on the Grimsby Town Coun­cil web­site, their tele­phone numbers, email ad­dresses are all listed.

We have fought long and hard for a new hospi­tal, even have some money set aside to help which I am sure Hamil­ton does not have. If you choose to sit back, say­ing “oh well noth­ing can be done”, God help you if you have to use our hospi­tal. Nurses work hard with what they have but be pre­pared to spend 10 to 12 hours wait­ing for some­one to see you. I like to be­lieve that we are proud of our com­mu­nity and want the best for our ci­ti­zens. Glenda Barry, Grimsby

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