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October 14, 2009
Lawton calls for action on Bristol Hospital
Press release from independent mayoral candidate Gary Lawton:
BRISTOL HOSPITAL SAVED FOR NOW
Bristol Hospital certainly dodged the bullet this time, but I think we all know that if UCONN and Hartford Hospital want a new medical cetner they will pull out all the stops to get one. So what do we do now?
I suggest that perhaps Bristol Hospital's President Barwis ,Representatives Hamzy and Nicastro and State Senator Colopietro meet with UCONN and Hartford Hospital to see if Bristol Hospital too, can be part of the relationship. I see a potential benefit for not only Bristol Hospital , but also for surrounding towns. I see us benefiting from the research and grant money that UCONN could provide and Bristol Hospital could not.
The closing of Bristol Hospital would result in the end of local medical services and the loss of over 500 jobs, many of which are filled by people who live right here in Bristol. Bristol Hospital's presence benefits not only Bristol, but also surrounding areas not close enough to UCONN OR Hartford Hospital. So we not only owe it to ourselves to keep Bristol Hospital open, but also to those towns that do not have such an excellent resource.
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