Can we please have some common sense injected into the new hospital plans before it’s too late?
Press headlines ask “Has VIHA underestimated the number of beds needed?” Well it’s not rocket science is it? If residents of Campbell River can see this how is it that those charged with forward planning, that cost $3 million, cannot see it.
When I moved here in 2010, one of the reasons I chose Campbell River was the projected new hospital. The fact that it was being built alongside the existing building made me think that the new part would be linked to make one large building. I was totally gobsmacked to find out that was not going to happen, have these people taken leave of their senses?
We are an aging population, more and more retirees are moving to this beautiful area, to spend millions of dollars on a new hospital with so few extra beds is not only crazy but irresponsible. For goodness sake folks, this is your future health care here, make your views known before it’s too late, clearly those in charge of this project don’t have a clue.
We must have the standard of health care provision that we, the taxpayers, deserve.
Now is the time to get this right we won’t get another chance to be proactive we must insist the present beds in the present hospital be retained or we will all have to live with this monumental cock up for decades to come.