Tell the Health Minister: don't let them sell Grey Gables!
Grey County staff and some councillors are pushing a scheme to sell the Grey Gables long-term care home in Markdale, forcing residents to move to a privately managed facility further away in Durham.
We already pay our fair share of taxes in this community and we deserve better. We deserve high-quality public long-term care right here in Markdale and South East Grey.
The good news is we can still stop this scheme.
Fomer Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins has said: "I will not sign off on any of these proposals unless I truly believe that it is in the community's best interest."
It's time to call on the current Health Minister, Helena Jaczek, to honour Hoskins's commitment to our community's best interest.
Add your voice by sending her an email like the one below.
(As you'll see, the email starts with "I am a resident of Grey County..." If you're not a Grey County resident, just edit that opening line!)
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Minister Jaczek,
I am a resident of Grey County concerned about the scheme to close and sell Grey Gables, the publicly owned and managed long-term care home in Markdale.
In public meetings, letters to the editor, and phone calls and emails to county councillors, thousands of area residents have said clearly that they oppose this scheme.
For one thing, it will force some families in South East Grey to travel up to three hours to visit their loved ones.
For another thing, the proponents of the scheme refuse to reveal many of its details. What are they hiding?
Minister, your predecessor is on the record saying: "I will not sign off on any of these proposals unless I truly believe that it is in the community's best interest."
This scheme is NOT in our community's best interest. I am counting on you to stop it.
CC: Bill Walker, MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, PC Critic for Seniors, Long-Term Care and Accessibility
Teresa Armstrong, MPP London-Fanshawe, Ontario NDP Critic for Home and Long-Term Care
Stewart Halliday, Grey County Warden