Ho­tel in­stead of hos­pi­tal

Northern Pen - - EDITORIAL -

I was very alarmed to hear we are in dan­ger of los­ing an­other doc­tor in St. An­thony. This doc­tor has been work­ing at Labrador Gren­fell Health for 10 years and was not given a rea­son why he was fired.

(The) St. An­thony mayor was also con­cerned about the dif­fi­culty the area has had to re­cruit doc­tors and spoke about ad­min­is­tra­tion concerns.

I would like to add my name to those ask­ing for a re­view of Labrador Gren­fell Health and rally strongly for a shakeup and change in ad­min­is­tra­tion.

My fam­ily has suf­fered great hard­ship due to a lack of a psy­chi­atric care. The in­ad­e­quate su­per­vi­sion and main­te­nance of my autis­tic son’s care has caused a se­ri­ous de­cline in my own health. This un­nec­es­sary ex­tra stress does not help with try­ing to find hope and a pro­duc­tive plan for­ward for my son.

Per­son­ally, I think cost is the big fac­tor.

Af­ter hear­ing about the dis­missal I con­tacted my MP Christo­pher Mitchel­more’s of­fice. I left the fol­low­ing mes­sage, “If they con­tinue to get rid of the doc­tors, they will be just run­ning a very ex­pen­sive ho­tel.”

P.S.

My MP Christo­pher Mitchel­more got back to me very promptly and I will fol­low up on his sug­ges­tions.

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