April 10, 2018 - Queen's Park - Today, Ontario PC Health Critic, Jeff Yurek, questioned
the Wynne government on the closure of MobilityFit Physiotherapy in St. Thomas,
One of two OHIP covered physiotherapy clinics serving the communities of St. Thomas
and the County of Elgin is set to close. Both the Southwest Local Health Integration
Network (SW LHIN) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care have refused to
act on the impending loss of service.
"When contacted for a status update both the SW LHIN and ministry responded with
the same talking points," said Yurek. "Neither would state whether or not the clinic
The physiotherapy clinic has posted on Facebook and on there voicemail that the
clinic is no longer taking on clients. This will leave only one clinic to serve
a large population of residents in the City of St. Thomas and County of Elgin.
"If the government continues to ignore this issue, wait times will continue to climb
and many will go without proper treatment," said Yurek. "It's unfair for this government
and the SW LHIN to expect my constituents, especially those that have just undergone
surgery to drive to London in search of treatment. They should not be treated as
second class citizens," Yurek concluded.