A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues
Question of the Week: "What are your thoughts about the hospital's decision to leave town?"
"It's going to be bad for the elderly people. I have clients that go there for care and I think it is going to be bad for them. So far, since Princeton has joined with the other hospital the service is much better. I have no idea where they should go. I just don't want them to leave."
Maureen Johnson, Quarry Street
"I wasn't aware of that. Where are they going to go? I'm disappointed, obviously. We have another baby coming eventually, in a year or so. If they truly go I'd like to see them stay close by, like in Kingston."
Jeff Bergman, Dodds Lane
"I have mixed feelings about it. I like that it is five minutes from my house as it's convenient and I use the outpatient services but a state-of-the-art facility would be nice. I just hope that it won't be far away."
Sue Nemeth, Mount Lucas Road
"I'm disappointed. It's an institution that has a very high quality of service. My wife and I have been in Princeton for 12 years and we had our three children delivered there. It is a high quality part of this community and its loss will take away jobs and cause a lot of inconvenience for the people who live here because the hospital that will serve us will be some distance away. If possible, I hope they can move somewhere in Princeton."
Greg Mario, Stout Road
"We're sorry the hospital is leaving town because its been so convenient for us. Literally a hop, skip and jump. There have been issues with the neighborhood about the expansion and tensions have been running high for some years. Both sides have strong arguments. I'm very sorry our downtown is losing a very valuable community resource. We need a hospital here and I hope somehow this decision is not irreversible. The appropriate place for them to go is nowhere."
Shelley Frisch, Jefferson Road