I find the location of the proposed health care facility to be inappropriate.
Being on the fringes of the city and presumably not on a bus route, it will not be accessible to many who may have need for its proposed services.
Has VIHA contracted the local transit authority to establish a route to this facility, with frequent service from all corners of the area to be served?
My main question is, has VIHA contracted with the many health care providers it will take to staff this facility 18 hours a day, seven days a week?
I understand that few new medical practitioners are moving to this area. And I notice that they will “invite” specialists to put on clinics on a random basis. Good luck! Any specialists I have been referred to are up to their ears in appointments.
Also, how is VIHA going to convince the existing labs and X-ray clinic to relocate?
They talk of a proposed drug store. Didn’t one close recently in Parksville?
I fear that what we will end up with is a gathering of three or four existing specialty units, which will of course result in more empty office space in the downtown core of Parksville.
I see this as nothing but another politically driven boondoggle which will have little impact on residents.
Lou Gueho, Parksville