Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare is holding three public information meetings this week to give residents an overview of future healthcare planning. We spoke with Harold Featherston, MAHC’s Chief Executive, Diagnostics, Ambulatory & Planning about the first meeting, which takes place Monday….

Currently four options which would affect hospitals in Bracebridge and Huntsville are being looked at – one would see a new acute care hospital on a single new site in Muskoka, making the current hospitals surplus. Two other options would see one of the existing hospitals become an ambulatory site, while the other site would remain a hospital. A fourth option is to keep both Huntsville and Bracebridge hospitals open as acute care sites. The second public meeting goes March 24th between 7 and 9 at the Bracebridge Sportsplex and the third happens March 25th at the Huntsville Active Living Centre. (Photo of Harold Featherston courtesy of MAHC)