Letter to Premier on QC hospital

  • Feb. 10, 2012 4:00 p.m.

A letter about the proposed south-end hospital has been sent to Premier Christy Clark.Monday night at QC council, Mayor Carol Kulesha said a letter had been sent to voice the concerns of the North West Regional Hospital District.Directors of that group recently sent a letter requesting a meeting to discuss how a new hospital would have prevented the spread of the recent noro-like virus.Mayor Kulesha listed the various things that helped the spread of the virus. Conditions in the 1960s-era hospital mean there are seven long-term care patients sharing one bathroom and shower, dirty linen is stored in the hall ways, and there’s only one toilet for the emergency room, wheelchair patients and visitors. The new hospital would be a great improvement, she said, because it would have “one patient in a room, a bathroom for each, and no shared patient lifts…It would have sinks for hand washing, ability to close one area from another, an adequate ventilation system and more.”The mayor said she hopes the premier gets back to them “sooner than later”.

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