Friday, March 21, 2014

Health Meeting Planned

Local officials are calling it a NAFTA health meeting.

They're hoping to attract key political figures from Ontario and Minnesota as well as federal representatives to a meeting in Fort Frances this July to discuss how hospitals in Fort Frances and International Falls can share medical services.

Fort Frances Councillor Rick Wiedenhoeft says it's important to have their attention.

International Falls Councillor Cynthia Jacksa says renal dialysis, MRI and obstetrics are some of the services, now available at either hospital, that could be shared.

A list of individuals is currently being put together with formal invitations going out before the end of next month.