Health Care or Lack There Of!


I read that the King government is riding high in the polls. I must confess I’m utterly confused, as to why this government is so popular? Have any elected government members visited the emergency departments at our hospitals? If they are open, and in the case of Alberton and Montague they rarely are. One can expect to wait at lease for six-eight plus hours before seeing a doctor. If you are like me, sitting in an emergency room seat for six hours plus, is all but impossible. More than two thousand islanders do not have a family doctor and that number grows daily. Walk-in clinics are same as emergency rooms, crowded with long waits times, if indeed you can get an appointment. Our health care system is in a crisis. Yet all the health minister can say is, “we are looking at the problem”. We have gone from imaginary medical hubs to imaginary medical homes. Imaginary indeed, because we have no medical professionals to staff them. We have lost more doctors in the last few years than recruited new ones. In fact we have completely failed to replace those lost doctors. I would like this government to explain why our health department cannot keep doctors? There must be a reason. I have heard differing views, but it must all be work related. I have heard it is mainly due to government interference, and those are my thoughts too. So it is baffling to hear the PC government is riding high in the polls. I can only surmise the polls are not being conducted in the emergency rooms or walk-in clinics.
God Bless and keep healthy!

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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