Closing the Baldwin Hospital
Author: Harold B. Wodinsky, Marsha Barnes, Raisa B. Deber
Publication Date: 1985, 2004

As part of a cost-containment exercise, a provincial government attempts to close an urban community hospital. The hospital uses every means at its disposal to resist. The case addresses the roleof community participation in influencing public policy, the influence of themedia, the authority of a minister of the Crown, and the amount of "deviancy" permitted within political parties.