I wanted to draw attention to the upcoming permanent closure on June 1 of the Minden Emergency Department. This closure will result in more patients from the Minden and Algonquin Highlands regions accessing care in Muskoka, due to location and lack of availability in Haliburton County. The entire County, which includes Highlands East, Dysart, Algonquin Highlands and Minden will now have one sole emergency department.
This closure, mandated by Haliburton Highlands Health Services, was done with no prior communication, nor transparency with local town councils. HHHS gave the community a 6-week notice, but as of today, have still not released any communication nor business plan on how they will ensure that patient care will not be compromised, nor wait times increased, due to ER consolidation.
The community is fighting this closure.
Thank you for your support.
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