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Fran Renoy has lived in the County for forty years so considers herself almost a native. Both she and her husband Bill consider themselves very fortunate to live in beautiful Prince Edward County. She worked at PECM hospital for thirty years as a x-ray technologist,retiring in 1998.She has a very strong passion for her local hospital and encourages others to speak up and not be afraid to do so if they feel that services are being eroded.

Dave Gray and Randil Claxton showed their passion for County hospital

Dave Gray and Randil Claxton showed their passion for County hospital

On  April 17th  200 passionate supporters of their local hospital (PECMH) travelled to Queen’s Park to tell Minister of Health Deb Matthews that they” Wanted Their Hospital Back.” Spokesperson, former Mayor Leo Finnegan, stated that when he expressed to her the concerns of Prince Edward County residents  she replied “you mean you want to DE-AMALGAMATE?” […]

Help our hospitals in the fight of their lives

Help our hospitals in the fight of their lives

Both Prince Edward County Memorial and Trenton Memorial hospitals are  in the fight of their lives to save their few remaining services. Last week the Trentonian reported that 11 doctors, including several emergency room physicians fom Belleville General met with officials of the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation at the hospital. QHC administration was not invited. […]

Decimation of Picton and Trenton hospitals was the plan since 1998

Decimation of Picton and Trenton hospitals was the plan since 1998

I read with sadness in the Belleville Intelligencer that “Following meetings with three unions Wednesday, Quinte Healthcare management announced an overall reduction of 82 full and part-time positions across three of the networks four hospitals with 40 of those cuts affecting Belleville General Hospital. Trenton MemorialHospital will shoulder 30 cuts and.PECM Hospital faces nine cuts.” […]

Ontario Health Coalition rallies focus on cuts to healthcare

Ontario Health Coalition rallies focus on cuts to healthcare

The Ontario Health Coalition will be holding a Town Hall Meeting for the residents of Prince Edward County Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 7:30 – 9pm, the Picton United Church, 12 Chapel St. to share information on cuts at Quinte Health Care and to organize a local campaign to push back against the proposed cuts. Prior […]

Community the constant in health care pattern

The residents of Prince Edward County have just been given one more important health care service compliments of the Family Health Team. The Prince Edward Ambulatory Cardiac Health Rehab Centre that opened on Dec 11th at the Picton Clinic was widely covered by the local media. Once again this centre became a  reality because of […]

How soup and sandwiches help build community

I recently read with interest the article about the Picton United Church Women’s Soup and Sandwich Committee hosting a luncheon with proceeds being directed to the PECMH Foundation’s Campaign for Digital Mammography. I could not help but reflect on the fact that this is just one volunteer organization of many that works tirelessly to give […]

Can't imagine Picton without the majestic Regent Theatre

Can’t imagine Picton without the majestic Regent Theatre

Can you imagine Main St. of Picton without the Majestic Regent Theatre lit up in the evening? I am writing this because I feel that as a community we are very fortunate to have this beautiful historical theatre in downtown Picton as part of Prince Edward County’s heritage. It is that time of the year […]

Dr. Eccles will limit practice to his golf game

Dr. Eccles will limit practice to his golf game

Dr. Ken Eccles, left, was recently honoured at a retirement party held at Hillier Creek Estates Winery. Dr. Amber Hayward Stewart, who has taken over Dr. Eccles’ practice is shown with Ken and Dr. Earle Taylor who was the general surgeon at Prince Edward County Memorial  Hospital for more than 40 years. About 100 of […]

Foster families enjoy great day at the beach

Foster families enjoy great day at the beach

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a Foster Parent’s barbecue at the Sandbanks on a beautiful sunny day. There were about 40 people there including foster parents and children along with some of the staff and board members. As it was a very hot day, many of the families took advantage of the beach […]

Applaud discussion on Age in Place concept

Applaud discussion on Age in Place concept

Mayor Peter Mertens and Chief Administrative Officer Merlin Dewing recently presented a possible healthcare concept to various health care groups and seniors services organizations. The municipal staff  had put together a possible plan where a hospital, Family Health Team facility, a residential hospice, an assisted living development,and seniors condominiums might co-exist. The site would be […]

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