Hospital / Healthcare

 

A major effort is underway to build a new hospital in Picton.

 

I fully support this initiative.

 

I will encourage Council to do everything it can to ensure this project succeeds.  Over the next several years, this will require frequent and strategic contact with the provincial government, as well as financial commitments.

 

Another aspect of healthcare which is important, especially given our aging population, is ambulance services.   I have heard concerns that response times to the more distant parts of the County are too slow.  Looking into this issue will be a priority.

 

A third important healthcare issue is the availability of physicians.  The County has an active recruitment / succession program in place and we need to ensure its continued success.