Horgan’s challenge: Fix our health care
I recently lost my wife to cancer. With the rare exception, all of the doctors, nurses and specialists we encountered are kind and compassionate people doing terrific work. The overnight nurse in the emergency department at the Royal Jubilee Hospital is a gem.
The health-care system itself needs a lot of work. Here we have a lovely woman, in pain and extremely exhausted, being shunted from one specialist to the next, and each specialist requires another blood test, MRI, etc.
And each test requires a wait or an appointment, to the point where my wife needs support just to sit in a chair. This isn’t just inefficient, it’s cruel. We don’t treat our pets like this.
So I say to Premier John Horgan, before you step in another steaming cow patty, why don’t you hire some very talented systems analysts who will be completely independent of the health-care system?
Let them have a go at this, and follow their recommendations. If you are looking for a lasting legacy of your time in office, get this fixed.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 28 June 2022 - 04:08 AM.