As you know, our community and surrounding area has grown by leaps and bounds and our hospital resources have not kept pace.
Consequently, Vernon Jubilee Hospital has an inadequate number of in-patient hospital beds to allow our doctors to look after the sick and injured, let alone those requiring admission for surgical and diagnostic procedures.
There are presently no plans to increase the total number of acute care wards when the Tower of Care opens in Sept. 2011.
I urge you to do all within your power to seek adequate funding and resources that will allow for the completion of the two acute care floors and two operating rooms now and that all will be in place by Sept. 2011.
William O. Pistak, Vernon