Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2015
MPP Arnott thanks Minister of Health for Groves approval
(Wellington-Halton Hills) – On December 22, Groves Memorial Community Hospital announced
that it has received approval from the Ministry of Health for its Stage 2 submission and
permission to move forward to the next phase of the planning for a new hospital.
Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott welcomed the news and is thanking Health Minister Eric
Hoskins for his support.
“This is great news for our community. I want to thank the Minister of Health for his interest in
Groves,” said Mr. Arnott. “I have spoken to him a number of times about the need to keep this
project moving forward and he has been very supportive.”
Following the announcement, Mr. Arnott also phoned the Office of the Deputy Minister of Health
directly to express his thanks for the approval.
“The staff and volunteers at Groves also deserve enormous credit for their hard work,” Mr.
Arnott added. “Without their dedication and commitment, this project would not be at this
Over many years, Mr. Arnott has closely monitored the progress at Groves and worked with the
Ministry of Health, MPPs, including PC Health Critic Christine Elliott, the County of Wellington,
the Township of Centre Wellington, and local officials to ensure that the project continues to
Last July, he sought an update briefing from the Ministry of Health to go over the progress being
made. The meeting was held in September at Queen’s Park with Ministry of Health staff. Mr.
Arnott invited Groves officials so they could make their case together.
“It is exciting to see this project moving closer and closer to completion,” Mr. Arnott concluded.
“I want to continue to do whatever I can to support improved health care in Wellington-Halton
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