it’s not acceptable

This isn't what I call an acceptable level of healthcare service

What kind of health care is this?

My wife had a breathing emergency. Arriving at the after-hours clinic in Parksville at 3 p.m. on a Saturday, a notice informed us that the clinic was closed until Tuesday, Monday being a holiday. This was an 81-hour gap! Some after-hours clinic!

On a second recent occasion, arriving at 12:30 p.m. on a Saturday, a notice informed us that no more patients were being accepted.

“Go to NRGH,” was the message. What kind of health care is this?

You can only require and receive medical attention up to 3:30 p.m. each day and then not if it is the weekend, a holiday or we are full up.

What happened to the doctors’ on-call service?

In this district we need a basic medical support system 24 hours a day. Anything else is meaningless.

John Gibson

 

Parksville