Text of Mr. Arnott’s remarks in the Ontario Legislature – 11-September 2017
Ted Arnott: It is a distinct privilege to rise in this House on this first day of the Fall Sitting, after a busy and productive summer season in Wellington-Halton Hills.
Like most Members of this House, in recent months I have had countless meetings and also, I had the opportunity to attend numerous community events and celebrations in our Riding.
One of those events was approximately fifteen years in the making.
On August 9th, we gathered to officially turn the ground on our new Groves Memorial Community Hospital in the Township of Centre Wellington.
The beginning of the construction of our new hospital is the culmination of an extraordinary community effort.
We have worked together, building the future of primary health care for our residents, and I believe that our efforts are a shining example of innovation, collaboration and partnership.
Once again, I want to express my sincere thanks to my colleagues in local Government: successive Councils and Staff of the Township of Centre Wellington, and Councils and Staff of the County of Wellington, for their vision and leadership.
We acknowledge the Government of Ontario, and thank the staff of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Infrastructure Ontario, and the Waterloo-Wellington LHIN.
But our deepest expression of gratitude must be extended to the Groves Hospital staff and volunteers, the Board, the Foundation, our donors, and indeed, the entire community, everyone in the Hospital’s catchment area, for their hard work, patience, persistence and generosity.
I was glad to work with them over the years, and support them every step of the way.
We look forward to the day, now about two years away, when our new hospital is completed, and our community finally has the new, modern, state-of-the-art hospital,
That we have earned.