Keeping Pace with Pacemakers

GUELPH, Ontario - May 15, 2013 - Guelph Wellington Seniors Association - With the proposed closure of the local pacemaker clinic at Guelph General Hospital and transfer of servicing to St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener, the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) has great concerns about the inconvenience and difficulty this will create for its members and other seniors in the community who have need of the local clinics services.

“On behalf of the entire community, and particularly on behalf of family caregivers and their parents and relatives who are most likely to suffer the fallout from the loss of a local pacemaker clinic, I implore that you abandon the closure of the clinic at the Guelph General Hospital,” Guelph MP John Valeriote said in a letter sent to Guelph General board chair John Core. - Guelph Tribune May 2, 2013

"St. Mary’s could establish a satellite pacemaker clinic at Guelph," said Guelph MPP Liz Sandals in an open letter. in the Guelph Tribune on May 9, 2013

"As a group of concerned seniors and citizens, we need to stand behind our MP and our MPP with their recommendations to maintain the status quo, or at the very least, to continue the clinic as a satellite operation of St. Mary’s, thus preserving a local presence which is so important in this case." said Pierre Desmarais, President of the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association.

About the GWSA

With more than 2,500 members, the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association is one of the largest organizations of its kind in Canada. We have a straightforward mission...

”To empower older adults to be active, to be involved and to age successfully.”

For further information contact:

Pierre Desmarais, President.
Guelph Wellington Seniors Association
683 Woolwich St. Guelph ON N1H 3Y8