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Sunday, February 13, 2005

Broken Promise #2 - Vernon Hospital - No Room at the Inn

Broken Promise #2 - Health Care When you need it, Where you need it.
"We need to look at what happened. Do we need to do more in the community so more people can stay in the community?" said du Toit, adding "that people are also encouraged to use private walk-in clinics before going to the emergency room."

People in Vernon and area are seeing their health services failing. 20 people were in the hallways on Thursday night, the hospital having no place to put them. As is becoming all too common with Health authorities in the province, they blame the people accessing the hospital for the failure of the Health Authority to meet their needs.

Don Mills told the Vernon Morning Star, "If there was a bus accident, there would have been no place to put them, I think the government is wrong by not replacing the Armstrong and Enderby hospitals. They have created government for the rich and health care is only a nuisance."

The Vernon Morning Star has more here.

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