Thoracic surgery situation remains status quo in Windsor

Windsor Regional Hospital's vice president of public affairs and communications says nothing has changed when it comes to thoracic surgery being performed in Windsor.

Windsor Regional Hospital's vice president of public affairs and communications says nothing has changed when it comes to thoracic surgery being performed in Windsor.

Earlier Wednesday, a different Windsor Regional Hospital spokesperson told Radio-Canada that Cancer Care Ontario had softened its stance on the procedure in Windsor.

Ron Foster said that's not true.

Cancer Care Ontario had previously told Windsor Regional Hospital to stop performing thoracic cancer surgeries by March 2014 and send patients to London for the procedure instead.

If the hospital did not agree, Cancer Care Ontario threatened to pull all cancer surgery funding from the hospital.

However, a hospital spokesperson on Wednesday said the hospital had been in touch with Cancer Care Ontario and that the agency promised to allow thoracic cancer surgeries and funding to continue in Windsor while the two sides discuss the issue.

Foster later said that's not true either.

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