Take the politics and petty attitudes out

Get down to how are we going to provide the best health care for the North Island

Re: Paul Rudan’s Feb. 8 column (We do need a new hospital, we just don’t need two).

You are 100 per cent right.

It is time we took the politics and petty attitudes out of this decision, and got down to how are we going to provide the best health care for the North Island.

It is not about jobs, it is about health care. A regional hospital built in either Campbell River or Comox Valley. is the best solution to getting all the services on the North Island and not having to travel to Victoria or Vancouver.

It is unrealistic to think that two small hospitals can attract the same calibre of service that a larger one will, never mind the cost to maintain two facilities.

Does any one really think that you can attract an NHL team to a minor league rink?

Let’s get on with it. Build the damn thing. Anywhere near either town will be fine with me. Not Dove Creek.

Hope you are successful in getting this dialogue going and can bring it to a conclusion, it is well past time.

Ed Treadwell

Campbell River