Monday, 6 October 2014

New hospital talk ‘a terrible mistake’: Mayor

“I think it was a mistake to engage in the discussion of a new hospital for south Niagara. I wish I had means or I’d taken the time to say don’t do this,” Sharpe said during Tuesday’s health-care committee meeting.

In June, Sharpe joined the mayors of Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, Fort Erie, Pelham and Wainfleet, and regional chairman Gary Burroughs to unanimously recommend two potential sites for a new south Niagara hospital — near the intersection of Hwy. 140 and East Main St. in Welland, and near Lyon’s Creek Rd and QEW in Niagara Falls.

In his final report released in September, Smith chose the Niagara Falls location to include among his recommendations to Health Minister Deb Matthews about restructuring hospital services in Niagara.

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