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Health care was better back in the old days

To the Editor,

Why do we need the Vancouver Island Health Association? Is it just one other way to waste our tax dollars?

Many years ago we had hospital boards made up of local business people. The type of care that we got was 100 per cent at all times from all of the hospital staff and the cleaning and maintenance was also 100 per cent at all times. So I ask, what went wrong in the last 40-50 years? We should learn from our past and not do what we are doing today.

Once again it’s a case of the greedy getting rich on the backs of the poor.

If we did things the right way, we should double the amount of RN that we have working in our hospitals and get rid of some of the overpaid chief executive officers of VIHA.

The type of care would go up and the costs would go down.

Frank O’Neill

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