Over the past five years, my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. J. Splawinski, has performed four operations on me. Two of those operations were done in Vernon at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The other two were done in Salmon Arm and at the UBC. I am now scheduled for a fifth operation and will need to once again travel to Vancouver where my surgeon can meet me in an operating room.
I feel the Ministry of Health should fund the Interior Health Authority to complete the construction, provide the staff and open the new in-patient wards and operating rooms in the new Tower of Care at VJH.