What is our NEW SITUATION?
On October 22, 2018 it was announced to staff at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital that sterilization procedures and storage solutions do not meet new Accreditation Canada standards (a voluntary designation) and to meet these standards would require $8.6 million in infrastructure work as well as the relocation of all surgical and obstetrics programs to other Hamilton Health Sciences’ sites for a period of 27 months. The date proposed was January, 2019.
This above work and recommendation was developed by Hamilton Health Sciences staff outside of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital and through a third-party consultant. Neither the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Medical Director nor West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Site Leads were asked to participate in this work and were simply informed of the decision on October 22, 2018.
This management proposal is slated for “approval” at the Hamilton Health Sciences Board meeting on December 6, 2018. Dr. Benson, Chief of Staff at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, resigned as a result of this decision.
Dr. Benson, Chief of Staff,
resigned as a result of
this fatal blow
IS THERE HOPE?
IS THERE HOPE?
This is a resounding YES! There is so much that we can do! We need you to be able to do it!
What do we need?
What can we do?
WE NEED HHS SUPPORT
We need Hamilton Health Sciences support to continue our programs on site – there have been many benefits resulting from our merger to date.
We need Hamilton Health Sciences to continue to support us in our urgent need for a hospital rebuild until we have a new hospital.
We need the Ontario Ministry of Health to approve the rebuild – WE NEED THIS APPROVAL NOW
WE NEED TO ASK…
What Needs to be Done..
What needs to be done to conserve services and respect patient safety guidelines at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital without interruption?
- Give the WLMH Physicians/Clinical leadership team time to come up with a solution that will avoid re-locating services.
- Give the WLMH Physicians/Clinical leadership team full access to all files and information related to these issues so tahtwe can effectively perform our analysis.
- Please focus Hamilton Health Sciences on finding solutions to preserve services onsite, not a focus on removing services from WLMH.