Do not dissolve the Rouge Valley Health System
The Rouge Valley Health System serves a vital and growing community. Our hospitals provide excellent patient care with access to high quality expertise that puts the community and the patients of Rouge Valley Health System first.
Rouge Valley and its physician leaders have developed a true health system for our community. This system connects all of us to our family physicians and our hospital. We are proud of the accomplishments of everyone in the Rouge Valley Health System community and its medical leaders. We are proud of what has been accomplished serving the people of our community and region.
We are extremely pleased that the recommendations to the Ministry of Health call for investment in our health system infrastructure in Scarborough and that the 2016 Ontario Budget increases base funding for hospitals.
However, we are concerned that a recent report to the Minister of Health makes recommendations for reorganization of health care that are not the best path forward. This report does not recognize either the vibrant and effective accomplishments of the Rouge Valley Health System community or the remarkable system of care we now rely on in our Ajax-Pickering-East Scarborough community. And we must point out that the report’s recommendations are at odds with Ministry of Health data that shows how effective the Rouge Valley Health System of care is, as well as how coordinated our two hospitals are in the way they provide high quality health care, close to home.
A growing number of community leaders, including forward thinking physicians at both of our hospitals, have come together to advocate for our community, forming the Save Our Hospitals committee. We need your support.
Our message is simple. We value the high quality care provided by the Rouge Valley Health System. We value the regional care system that Rouge Valley Health System has built for us, and we support our doctors, our nurses and our allied health professionals.
We urge the Ministry of Health to continue to put patients first. Our community needs the infrastructure investment in both Scarborough and Durham Region. We oppose any plan to dissolve our community hospital, Rouge Valley Health System. Dissolving Rouge Valley Health System’s and breaking apart our two fully integrated hospitals would have a serious impact on programs that have made great advancements in recent years, such as the Regional Cardiology program that serves Durham Region and Scarborough, with 12 cardiac rehabilitation locations spanning from Cobourg and Peterborough, throughout Durham Region and east Scarborough.
We ask the Minister to build on our community experience and assist us to move forward with better integration options, that would keep our hospitals together, and build on the examples of established programs that serve our community so well.
Your participation is crucial. Join with your community doctors and tell the Minister of Health that you want to keep your local hospital intact.
Download the Public Petition Download the Physician Petition
Download and sign and send our petition to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be sent to the Minister of Health. Help us Save Our Hospital, Put Patients First, and stop Rouge Valley Health System from being dissolved.
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For more information, contact:
Dr. Joe Ricci
Save Our Hospital committee
Phone: 905-416 284 4744 ext. 200