To Those in charge of our needs
While reading this letter to the editor, Please give thoughts to the following: Perhaps then fairness will come. We are most fortunate in having a friendly CLSC in our neighbourhood but I do believe something needs to be done regarding such early visits to the clinic for a “follow up” with a doctor. Recently I was told to go to the Clinic for 7 a.m. and to get there by that hour or even before, as only 10 persons would be seen. Doing so was supposed to make me one of the “lucky 10”! At the time I chose not to drive and so a good friend gave up her time to take me there. When we arrived, people were already waiting in their cars trying to stay warm. Within a few minutes they left their cars to stand and wait at the entrance way to the building in the hope they would be one of the “lucky ten”! While waiting out in the bitter cold others arrived, including young children. They are there because they need help, not to feel worst. In my opinion this is an abominable situation. As well as one that is also unhealthy for all. Farmers are more considerate of their animals! They provide shelter. On the humane side: none of us appreciates being put in the position of trying to get ahead of our neighbour or a child who is not feeling well. Also we do not relish the thought of having to return another time. We tax payers have more to do than that! I make the suggestion that the CLSC find a reputable person to open the doors so that people can go in, take a ticket and have comfort. Putting our heads together should result in improvements of this unacceptable condition. Let us think positively: can we not find a reputable person on the way to work who could handle the key? Or the school janitor?
Mary Colwell Bachelder