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Letters

Concern About Proposed Consolidation of Surgical Services

Editor,

I have significant concerns regarding the proposed changes in surgical services, listed below are just a few.

I have lived in Meaford since February 2002 and have made numerous donations to the operation of Meaford hospital. Like myself, there are many members of the community who have donated to requests for equipment and support for this vital facility in Meaford. Over the years, I and many of my neighbours have attended this facility – not out of choice but out of need. It is always busy whenever I am there – just last week I was there for a Bone Scan on a Friday afternoon; during my time there (1 hour) 2 ski accidents arrived, also several people came for their appointments. I go for monthly appointments and am always amazed by the frequency of others who are at the hospital.


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Concern For the Future of Meaford's Hospital

Editor,

It is that time again that our local hospitals are under fire once more. This time for the sake of saving a five hundred thousand dollars allegedly for equipment.

Conveniently ignored is the impact on our smaller towns. Simple logic will show that a town without a proper hospital is less attractive for new doctors, teachers, businesses, or retirees. The numbers are impossible to prove without expensive studies, but I for one would not have come to Meaford without a high school or a hospital having been here.


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Reader Wants Meaford Library to Join OSNGUPL

Dear Editor,

Some weeks ago you mentioned in your editorial that libraries are expensive propositions, and rarely generate any income.

I just wish the people of Meaford would take a good hard look at the economics of supporting a "full service" library in a town of 10,000 residents. Let's join the North Union Libraries to share the costs as well as the services. The economics of scale has never been more evident as it is with libraries.

Regards,

Lynne Marie Sullivan, Annan


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