Minister: No cuts to small and northern hospital ERs (for now)

Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews has confirmed that no cuts to small and northern hospital emergency rooms will occur until at least after new small and northern ER Task Force reports this spring.

"I know that all of the LHINs across the province are going to be very, very interested to see what recommendations come out of this report," Matthews said in the small hospital town of St. Mary's on Friday.

"I fully expect that they will not be making any decisions related to emergency rooms until this panel has completed their work."
With an election coming next fall, this is hardly surprising.  After that?  All bets are off, I'd say.

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