Here in Sudbury, our new, terribly-overpriced, original hospital is having to postpone operations because there are not enough beds available for recuperation. This leads to painful waiting times for many people in need of surgery.
How then can some myopic bureaucrats decide to eliminate beds at the Memorial Hospital? The rooms are equipped with oxygen, the beds are fine, the rooms are fine, the building is heated and ventilated, the elevators work, there is ample parking and the site is conveniently located.
I have not heard what plan is in place to better house these long-term care patients. There should be more beds opened at Memorial, enough that the pressure is taken off the regional hospital, and it can operate as a hospital should, with reasonable wait times.
Why are our local politicians not raising hell about this bureaucratic stupidity? It is probably because once you join the fellowship in the corridors of power, you are induced to follow the party line.
Isn’t it sad that one building is impossibly overcrowded, while a short distance away, a perfectly good building is being emptied? Oh well, it’s only taxpayers’ money.
Posted by Vivian Scinto