Shop Local – with a notable exception

Here at WestonWeb, we encourage residents to support local businesses and institutions. For example, we have a jewel of a library that is housed in a 100 year-old arts and crafts building. Squibbs, a stationers has been serving the community forever. Some of our eateries are new and some are old. Please support them.

Unfortunately, there is one establishment that cannot be recommended, and that’s a shame. It’s the Emergency department at our local hospital, Humber River Regional at Church Street. On average, for a serious issue, you will spend more than 5 hours longer than the cruel Ontario target of 8 hours between walking in the door to walking out or being admitted to a hospital bed. On the plus side, if your problem is not so serious, you’ll get in and out slightly under the 4 hour target.

Here is a graph with Humber’s wait times (top line) showing an alarming upward trend.

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If we can hold on until October, a new state-of-the-art replacement hospital will be opening.

Until then, stay safe.

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