In the past two weeks two infants were born in automobiles as a result of them arriving early while their parents were racing to Toronto hospitals. Can you imagine our hospital shuttering its obstetrics department for good for the lack of funds and parents racing to hospitals in Collingwood, Orillia or Barrie. Thank goodness midwives are also an important alternative given all circumstances.
It never fails when it comes to cutting costs normally, safety takes the first hit! In this case we are talking about the life of a newborn. The general public needs to petition the hospital board to keep its obstetrics department open at all cost. Hospitals are designed to save life and limb but when a life sadly does fade it isn’t because professionals have not tried their very best. It shouldn’t matter if 100 or 200 children are born at our hospital….as long as we have a modern facility where infants can safely be born and they and their mothers professionally cared for. Come on people, if you were born in a local hospital why shouldn’t this next generation be?
Click to read related letter to the editor posted here…