Health care ignored

I recently returned home from my second day surgery at VJH in the past year and I have nothing but good things to say about the doctors, nurses and support staff.

I recently returned home from my second day surgery at VJH in the past year and I have nothing but good things to say about the doctors, nurses and support staff.

I know they are working under adverse conditions such as having to cancel needed surgeries that require hospital recovery time or having to deal with code purples on a recurring basis.

It’s no secret there are two empty floors in the new tower. It’s also no secret that the B.C. Liberal government has failed to create enough long-term care facilities to prevent those patients from occupying acute care beds. It’s not enough to cry poor or talk about tough choices Mr. Foster and Mr. Abbott.

Apparently your government is not so poor that it can’t continue subsidizing the oil and gas industry or refuse to tax the paid-up capital of extremely profitable banks.

Banks who, by the way, transferred a number of their well paid employees to Ontario.

It’s clear that the corporate world got the best government it coud buy while the rest of us are left to pick up the slack with user fees and service cuts under the guise of personal tax savings.

The issue is not a lack of money but a lack of concern for the health of publicly funded health care and the public it was intended to serve.

 

Howard Brown

Enderby