When I read the letters to the editor and reports in the newspaper, I am deeply concerned when I see bad medical decisions being confused with funding issues such as long waiting lists and bed shortages.
There is a distinct difference.
All too often, we read of incidents such as a mom delivering a baby in a hotel, and long wait lists for surgery, and others.
My belief is that matters such as these are system errors and could have been avoided had quality of care been optimized by Interior Health.
I am a retiree with over 25 years in health care and am now a concerned citizen, who expects the government to address the questionable medical care, directly and firmly with Interior Health administration.
The Liberal government has a responsibility to make the health authorities accountable.
Pressure needs to be placed on our government to demand an evaluation of Interior Health.
I contend that there are real issues within the authority that need to be addressed; we can’t keep blaming lack of funding for human error and poor service delivery.
Mr. Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA, I ask that you request a review of the health care services provided by Interior Health.
Please help the residents of this community to maintain quality and safe health care.