How interesting that the VIHA representative made the comment that “NRGH is providing an appropriate range of care” (The News, April 6).
Is a senior stuck in emergency on a stretcher for six days after having a mild heart attack appropriate?
How about another senior again in emergency for a few days before being moved to an alcove at the end of the hall until she fell and was then moved to a room?
Is this appropriate care? Maybe for a Third World country but not Canada.
If in 1991 the emergency ward was expanded to receive 15,000 visits and today it is currently receiving 52,000 visits a year then obviously more beds are required immediately. Given our aging population the need is even more urgent!!
Come on Victoria do something! Tell us how we can help!