Sunday, July 12, 2009

Montreal Shriners' Hospital May Face Cuts

Construction equipment will sit idle at the proposed site of the new Shriners hospital at the MUHC's Glen Campus because of the tough economy. Phil Carpenter

From The CBC:

The fate of Montreal's Shriners' hospital for children remains uncertain, after the public service organization announced that some of its 22 health-care facilities will face service and budget cuts.

The Shriners, based in the United States, operate one Canadian hospital, in Montreal, and 21 others in the U.S. and Mexico.

The organization says rising costs for drugs, and shrinking donations, have forced it to rethink some of its health-related services, which are normally free.

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