The doctor’s in

The city wants to hear from local doctors and support staff about how the potential loss of certain health services at Campbell River Hospital could impact the community.

  • Feb. 17, 2011 12:00 p.m.

The city wants to hear from local doctors and support staff about how the potential loss of certain health services at Campbell River Hospital could impact the community.

“We don’t get enough information from the doctors,” said Coun. Ziggy Stewart, who was the mover of the motion to invite the doctors as a delegation at a future council meeting.

“We talked to VIHA but we have not talked to the doctors in a long time and I think it’s time we opened up some discussion.

“I don’t always want to just hear it from the papers.”

Council also agreed to extend the 10-minute maximum for presentations to 30 minutes.

VIHA recently requested a review of microbiology lab services at both the Campbell River and Nanaimo hospitals which will likely determine whether services will be removed from those facilities and centralized in Victoria.

Mayor Charlie Cornfield said he would like to hear about the “service issues” from the doctors who could be impacted.

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