Remember this? I do!

Deb Matthews: “…the green light… the go ahead… I want to be very clear. This money has been allocated. It is in our fiscal plan. It has gone through the treasury board. All of the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. This money is part of our infrastructre plan….this money is part of…

Milton Champion Coverage of Hospital Expansion Announcement

I’m still giddy (yes I said giddy) with excitement everytime I read something about the expansion at Milton District Hospital.  Here is the article from today’s Milton Canadian Champion (by Christina Commisso) with coverage of the historic announcement. Hospital expansion approved Completion expected in late 2015 or early 2016 Hugs, high-fives and tears were aplenty…

Details on Milton Hospital Expansion

Less than 24 hours later, the grins on the faces of those who had worked so hard over the last few years have not gone anywhere.  I know that I have not lost the feeling of excitement at yesterdays announcement at Milton District Hospital by Health Minister Deb Matthews of the approval of the expansion of…

Milton Hospital Expansion Approved!

Its been a busy day for a number of reasons. I was at the announcement today along with several of our town councillors, MPP Ted Chudleigh, Liberal candidates Indiria Naidoo Harris, Friends of Milton Hospital, doctors and nurses, and staff and volunteers. Quite emotional. I had to leave because we had a medical emergency with…

The Time Is NOW

As you might have already read in the Milton Canadian Champion and the Halton Compass this week, mark the date of Saturday April 16th at 10AM on your calendar. There will be a citizens rally for the expansion of Milton District Hospital at Victoria Park (just outside Milton Town Hall) to show support of MDH and…

Update on Oakville’s New Hospital

Continuing on the “hospital” theme of my posts today, I read this article from Oakville Today and a conversation with John Oliver, the CEO of Halton Healthcare Services.  You will find his name familiar as HHS is also responsible for Milton District Hospital.  This article gives a good synopsis on what it took to get…

Halton Hills Town Council Seeks Public Input

On the same night as our last council meeting in Milton, Halton Hills Town Council was debating on a very similar situation for their community.  Halton Health Care Services had made a request of HH Council to provide funding of $4.546 million to go towards their hospital renovation and expansion, including a CT scanner. That…

Town Council Meeting June 28, 2010

Last night I attended the town council meeting in which there was to be a discussion on possible ways for the Town of Milton to set up and fund a hospital expansion reserve fund for consideration in next years budget. The original motion can be found here for you to review. Some of the highlited…

Council to Debate Hospital Tax Levy

From the Milton Canadian Champion May 20, 2010 By Tim Foran Councillors to debate hospital tax levy Milton council will debate whether to provide cash, perhaps through a dedicated tax levy, to assist Halton Healthcare Services Corporation’s as yet unapproved plans to expand Milton District Hospital. At Monday’s council session, Ward 3 Councillor Cindy Lunau…

Well That Was Interesting

Last nights council meeting had it all.  Expectations were running high by some members of council that it could either be a very short meeting or a very long meeting. I had reported before that council salaries would be discussed at this meeting but apparently it went through on consent items and didn’t even make…