Layoffs coming to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance?
Layoffs could be coming to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.
Shirley Roebuck, chair of the Chatham-Kent Health Coalition says 10 beds will be axed from the complex-continuing care unit of the Sydenham Campus in Wallaceburg, resulting in an unspecified number of job losses.
She added the point of care devices will be launched immediately at the Sydenham ER, resulting in the layoff of all lab staff in Wallaceburg.
Roebuck also says 7-10 medicine bed will be closed at the Chatham campus.
Roebuck says more chances and cuts are coming as well.
In a memo obtained by our newsroom, Health Alliance CEO Colin Patey says $5 million in cuts needs to occur, in order to balance their budget and accommodate to the changing healthcare system in Ontario.
We have spoke with Health Alliance officials and will be providing more information later today.