Concerns Over Northside General Cuts
Concerns continue to mount over the reduction of services at the Northside General Hospital as the District Health Authority announced more Emergency Department closures, yesterday. The District says the Emergency Department at the Northside General will be closed overnight beginning on Sunday and throughout the month of December. It adds the 3PM to 8AM closures will continue until at least early January because of a shortage and doctors to cover the shifts. A new group call the Friends of the Northside General Hospital is calling for a public meeting with provincial Health Minister Leo Glavine. Northside-Westmount Tory MLA Eddie Orrell says he expects that will happen sometime in the coming weeks. The Emergency Department at the Northside General remains closed this morning as efforts to clean up after a water pipe break, continue. The Health Authority has also announced scheduled Emergency Department closures for the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. It says the Collaborative Emergency Centre there will be closed every Monday in December. It adds that situation will also continue until at least early January.