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Our submission to Ontario’s Acting Auditor General

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Our submission to Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner

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Who is Minden Paper?

  • We’re a diverse team with lived experience in healthcare, board governance, digital strategy, operations management, financial analysis, nonprofit management and community advocacy.
  • We’re deeply concerned about Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) decision to close the Minden Emergency Department (ED) permanently — with six weeks’ notice.
  • We’re committed to seeking and ensuring accountability and transparency from the CEO, Board Chair and Ministry of Health.
  • We hope to raise our collective understanding of healthcare planning and provision so that more people can help ensure key decision-makers understand the socioeconomic repercussions of these decisions — and the need for effective stakeholder consultation and governance.
  • We’ve researched the decision-making process behind the Minden ED’s closure and its impact on Minden and surrounding areas.
  • Our work reflects growing concerns about ED and Urgent Care Clinic closures nationwide.
  • We feel it’s incredibly important to ensure key decision-makers and stakeholders understand the criticality of access to safe, reliable, accessible public healthcare.
  • We believe the closure of the Minden ED serves as a microcosm for what’s happening across Ontario, if not the entire country.

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