NDP Leader in Vernon
New Democrat leader John Horgan and health spokesperson Judy Darcy will be in Vernon Monday night to talk about the waits Vernon residents are facing to get quality public health care.
Horgan says, "With longer wait times for public care and rising personal health care costs, it's clear that Christy Clark isn't making health care a priority for British Columbians."
"There are stories of people waiting in line at walk-in clinics for an hour and a half in Vernon, before the clinic even opens, just to register to see a doctor," said Darcy. "That's a terrible way to run a health care system, and clear evidence that Christy Clark isn't working to improve health care for people in Vernon."
"Patients are languishing in pain instead of getting the timely medical services that they require to heal. That just isn't good enough and British Columbians deserve better. They deserve a government that puts their health needs first."
Vernon families, patients, employees, and health care stakeholders are invited to bring their stories and solutions to Darcy so that she can advocate on their behalf in the B.C. Legislature.
The forum is from 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m at the Best Western Pacific Inn, 4790 34th Street in Vernon.