Health Minister in Markdale to Discuss Proposed Hospital

Bruce Grey Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker is expected Health Minister Eric Hoskins to announce an intended construction date for the new Markdale Hospital today.

Walker says anything short of a solid time line is short changing the care needs of patients in the region and the residents who rallied ot raise 13.2 million dollars for the promised new facility.

Walker is calling ton the government to honour a committment, and begin construction in the next six months.

Walker says the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care is planning to share new information about the Markdale hospital this afternoon, but will not disclose exactly what that is.

He says the government has been promising to replace the aging Centre Grey Hospital for over a decade.