RELEASE: Budget Will Not Help Save Hospitals from Closures, Cuts
Posted: March 26, 2009
(March 26, 2009)
“This budget does not provide even what is needed to maintain existing services, or save our local hospitals from major cuts,” noted Dora Jeffries, coalition co chair. “In hard economic times hospital closures, cuts to services and lay offs are the worst possible option. In many communities, the local hospital is vital to economic development. McGuinty is risking important hospital capacity for the long term by underfunding the hospital system.