Debate over Henderson name put off until next week

News Nov 05, 2009 Ancaster News

Mountain councillors have put off introducing a motion in

support of keeping the ‘Nora Frances Henderson’ name on Concession Street

hospital.

Mountain councillor Scott Duvall said he will wait until the

Nov. 11 council meeting before introducing the motion, which is turning out to

be a contentious issue within the community and among councillors.

“I just want to make sure everything is right,” he said.

Mr. Duvall had indicated he was going to introduce the

motion at the Oct. 28 council meeting. Councillors Tom Jackson and Terry

Whitehead have already thrown their support behind the motion.

The motion stated that the city “provide their full support

for the retention of the name, ‘Nora Frances Henderson’ on the hospital”. The

motion also asks that the Hamilton Health Sciences Board be asked to reconsider

its September 2006 decision to rename the hospital after Margaret and Charles

Juravinski.

One hospital board member, Ancaster councillor Lloyd

Ferguson, has already expressed his uneasiness to the motion.

Board officials have already stated naming the Henderson the

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is a way to honour the Juravinskis for

contributing $43 million for projects across the community, including $15

million to support the hospital redevelopment at the Henderson site. The

redevelopment cost has increased to about $259 million.

 

Debate over Henderson name put off until next week

News Nov 05, 2009 Ancaster News

Mountain councillors have put off introducing a motion in

support of keeping the ‘Nora Frances Henderson’ name on Concession Street

hospital.

Mountain councillor Scott Duvall said he will wait until the

Nov. 11 council meeting before introducing the motion, which is turning out to

be a contentious issue within the community and among councillors.

“I just want to make sure everything is right,” he said.

Mr. Duvall had indicated he was going to introduce the

motion at the Oct. 28 council meeting. Councillors Tom Jackson and Terry

Whitehead have already thrown their support behind the motion.

The motion stated that the city “provide their full support

for the retention of the name, ‘Nora Frances Henderson’ on the hospital”. The

motion also asks that the Hamilton Health Sciences Board be asked to reconsider

its September 2006 decision to rename the hospital after Margaret and Charles

Juravinski.

One hospital board member, Ancaster councillor Lloyd

Ferguson, has already expressed his uneasiness to the motion.

Board officials have already stated naming the Henderson the

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is a way to honour the Juravinskis for

contributing $43 million for projects across the community, including $15

million to support the hospital redevelopment at the Henderson site. The

redevelopment cost has increased to about $259 million.

 

Debate over Henderson name put off until next week

News Nov 05, 2009 Ancaster News

Mountain councillors have put off introducing a motion in

support of keeping the ‘Nora Frances Henderson’ name on Concession Street

hospital.

Mountain councillor Scott Duvall said he will wait until the

Nov. 11 council meeting before introducing the motion, which is turning out to

be a contentious issue within the community and among councillors.

“I just want to make sure everything is right,” he said.

Mr. Duvall had indicated he was going to introduce the

motion at the Oct. 28 council meeting. Councillors Tom Jackson and Terry

Whitehead have already thrown their support behind the motion.

The motion stated that the city “provide their full support

for the retention of the name, ‘Nora Frances Henderson’ on the hospital”. The

motion also asks that the Hamilton Health Sciences Board be asked to reconsider

its September 2006 decision to rename the hospital after Margaret and Charles

Juravinski.

One hospital board member, Ancaster councillor Lloyd

Ferguson, has already expressed his uneasiness to the motion.

Board officials have already stated naming the Henderson the

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is a way to honour the Juravinskis for

contributing $43 million for projects across the community, including $15

million to support the hospital redevelopment at the Henderson site. The

redevelopment cost has increased to about $259 million.