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Citizens Healthcare Steering Committee

Citizens Healthcare Steering Committee

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In April 2014 concerns over potential elimination of local ophthalmologic services coupled with the ongoing debate and controversy regarding PGH closure, the Midland Seniors Council orchestrated 2 town hall style healthcare meetings, resulting in the formation of an ad hoc committee to strengthen citizen engagement. Regular meetings were set up for citizens, mayors and LHIN discussions which led to the launching of the CHSC in September 2015.

You are invited to attend the next meeting on Monday October 17th 2016 at 7:00PM at the Wyebridge Community Centre 8340 Hwy 93, Wyebridge.

Background

Mission

  • Be the liaison between the citizens and healthcare providers
  • Engage both the citizens and the healthcare community
  • Advocate for improved local healthcare
  • Inform and educate, help prioritize
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders to develop solutions that resolve problems and build sustainable healthcare services

Catchment area

  • Aboriginal/First Nations, Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay

Key Objectives

  • Help align citizen identified healthcare needs with healthcare provider’s priorities
  • Inform community of the challenges within our healthcare system
  • Inform citizens of ongoing healthcare initiatives
  • Help manage healthcare system changes

Committee Status

  • Gaining better understanding of current challenges – meeting monthly with Mayors, GBGH and LHIN
  • Increased committee bench strength with additional member – 4 new members
  • Plans to roll out awareness presentations with local community groups

CHSC Members: Deborah Clyne, Claude Marchildon, Fran Nychuk, Diane Ouimet-Schryver, Jennifer Radecki, Karen Roberts, Cate Root, Tammy Stadt, Mary Warnock, Jim Richardson

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