What’s ruinous about trying to improve the health care system?

The discussion in the Feb . 10 editions of the local papers reflects two different times in history

The discussion in the Feb.10 editions of the local papers reflects two different times in history, one from 40-50 years ago and one addressing the needs of a health care system for today.

It is obvious that up-to-date health care delivery cannot be acheived with a system from the past.

We must always be aware that Health Care does not exist to add to a community’s econmic development or to maintain jobs for ‘dedicated personnel’

The debate around a hospital for every town comes from the past.

Jurisdictions across B.C. and Canada have dealt with this issue as long as 20 years ago in order to move forward with system improvement.

I question what is “ruinous” about attemping to improve the system for your family and mine.

Please let us move forward by taking “the politics and petty attitudes out.”

Virginia Smith

Campbell River