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Statement from Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long Term Care

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Statement from Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long Term Care

Ministry of Health

Today I met with a representative from the Toronto Grace Health Centre Board of Trustees, who are appointed by the Salvation Army, and a representative of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Statement from Minister Matthews

I reiterated to them our commitment to a strong future for the hospital. I am more confident than ever a solution can be found to ensure that these vitally important services are maintained at the existing site.

Yesterday, I met with representatives of the Salvation Army and I was heartened by their willingness to consider viable solutions for keeping services at the Toronto Grace Health Centre site.

We are continuing to work with the Salvation Army, the Board of Trustees, CUPE and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network to keep services strong and make sure that the future is bright for this community and this hospital. We are grateful to the Salvation Army for the decades of generous service they have provided to thousands of Ontario families.

The McGuinty Government firmly believes that keeping services at Toronto Grace is what's best for patients and their dedicated staff.

The future of the Toronto Grace is vital to patients and their families, and I have been clear in reiterating our government's long standing commitment to this hospital.

We will always strive for the highest possible standard of care for patients and I believe that all parties have come to the table with the same goal in mind.

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