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Dear Editor,

The hospital undoubtedly needs an extra few sheckles now and then. The fact that the money comes available now has the appearance of political gamesmanship to some. In my personal view, hey, come by anytime, however and whichever way you want to present it. I feel though that it was purposeful in its apparent delay in order to force the hospital to get somewhat real with its own gamesmanship. They needed to be brought to the brink through tough self-examination and to realignment though it appears the bottom end of the rainbow players are the ones who were short changed as exorbitant salaries continue to fly high while nursing staff and cuts abound with underlings, including benefits. These realignments excused to be budgeting constraints, in the end, affect staff layoffs, negative attitudes (wining, extended breaks, etc.), client services, staff benefit programs and of course, the patience of patients (the rest of us that are the reason for being). In the end, don't go to emergency for sniffles.

Perhaps, if these provincial clowns would stop the ridiculous spending elsewhere--our hospitals would not be in the deficit status that they were in. No, I’m wrong- this started years ago with the Chedoke Hospital in Hamilton awarding their administrator over $300,000 a year and the biggest part of that job is scheduling, Then a new cancer hospital in Kanata - ready to open since October but now sits empty--and locally, a new clinic in Cornwall-across from city hall--on hold--and who is this clinic for?

Dave Windsor Cornwall

Organizations: Dear Editor, Chedoke Hospital

Geographic location: Cornwall, Hamilton, Kanata

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