In recent weeks the Galiano Health Care Society Board of Directors has been working closely with our health practitioners and community members to formulate a strategic plan to respond to the Island Health service cuts that eliminated on-call RN coverage on weekends last November 2014.
Last week a local contingent of Board and community members presented over 600 signatures on a petition from Galiano Island that implored the government to respond and ensure adequate health care on our island.
This week our President, Mike Hoebel, submitted a letter to the editor seeking correction of facts stated by Island Health regarding our health care coverage on Galiano Island. Here is the published letter for you to review:
One of our First Call RN’s, Diana Lilly, wrote a letter to the Island Tides paper pleading with the Health authority to reinstate the on-call RN positions. Diana describes the care she has given over the years and recognizes the inherent risk associated with the absence of on-island health care on weekends. Check out her letter on page 4 of the march 19 edition of the Island Tides.