Get hospital beds open

I recently spent time in the Ponoka General Hospital and I must say I have never been in a more uncomfortable environment.

Dear Editor:

In a phrase, “What the Hell is going on?”

I recently spent time in the Ponoka General Hospital and I must say I have never been in a more uncomfortable environment.

There, they store your body wherever they can (supposedly no room in the inn) and preferably on a mobile sheet covered wafer they call a bed.

Why can they not open the wing of beds they have closed?

Why are most of the nurses unhappy? Management must be part of the problem.

Money should be a non-issue if the “Doggy Do Trail” group can get a half a million dollars for an unassailable “Bungee Bridge” and $25,000 for a “drunk shelter.”

Regardless of where the supposed grant dollars come from for the blue bridge to nowhere, the dollars are still politically driven.

I believe section 3 of the Municipal Government Act puts the onus on our local politicians to act accordingly.

Let’s get on to all of our politicians whether municipal (town and county), provincial or federal to redirect money (if necessary) to get our beds opened again. If we continue with our complacency, we will definitely lose our hospital to a long-term care facility. Then we will lose our doctors.

D. Murray Mackay

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