The 2 full time RNs were laid off, to be replaced with 1 job share, leading to a 50% reduction in available nursing services. Appointments for services through the center will only be taken by doctor referal, and no longer as on going patient care. This is leaving our diabetic community without preventative care and services.
Continue care at the center with the current nurses and allow for on going patient direceted care.
I started this petition because…
I wanted to bring forth my concerns about recent hospital cuts at Grand River Hospital here in Kitchener. Although I am not informed on all cuts that have been made I do know the 2 registered nurses positions that have been cut from our Diabetes Education Center is detrimental. As a fairly new diagnosed type 1 diabetic I depend greatly on the services that these nurses provide. The thought that I cannot receive support from a well utilized program and my only option is to in a crisis or be hospitalized to receive support is terrifying.