A new poll shows an overwhelming majority of local residents are not in favour of closing a hospital in Hamilton.
The telephone poll was conducted by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions on May 14 in response to Hamilton Health Sciences’ plan to potentially close one, or more, of its facilities.
Of the 12-hundred people who responded, 91 per cent said they do not support closing a local hospital.
93 per cent of respondents said they don’t want to see cuts made to local health care services and fewer beds.
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Dave Murphy is the president of CUPE Local 7800, which represents front line hospital workers at HHS, and says the poll clearly shows residents are not on board with Hamilton Health’s plan.
Murphy says the so-called vision plan should be of great concern to local citizens.
91 per cent of respondents said the province should boost funding for Hamilton’s hospitals.
According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Ontario spends 25 per cent less than the rest of Canada on hospital care.