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…

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…

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…

Milton’s Budget Passes & Levy With A Twist

Just an FYI… according to reports today CPI rose to 2.4% in December.  Rate of increase in town portion of budget spending was 3.58% (add in 1.0% levy) for 4.58%.  http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2011/01/25/inflation-canada.html Last night council continued its marathon discussions on the budget and other items almost until the wee hours of the morning.  Since taking office we…

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…