Pay no attention to the big, empty building behind the ambulance station.
It rolls smoothly along like any other dysfunction entity.
Desperately try to maintain whilst ignoring crippling ailments.
We all know what happens to the crippled and weak in our jungles.
A quick dismemberment back into the food chain at best, cannibalistic frenzy at worst.
A hospital worker once explained to me, “we don’t deliver babies here in case something goes wrong.”
I still have no answer to that.
Maybe touting insurance theory is a logical dodge.
Then again, someone tortured long enough likely will tell you anything.
It’s here that a problem appears.
Our own Interior Health Authority (non- profit, publicly funded, government-created entity) is torturing its clients and peers alike to a level of non-service and conduct so unbecoming that it now must be exposed.
Torture is in our culture. Once agai made an acceptable means of persuasion.
Our southern neighbors did such a good job they sold “how to” books to some who reside here but souls were somehow lost to the dark side long ago.
Medieval torture chambers would have been a lot less ominous without shrieks of agony and despair.
Even a vilian like Vader allowed the tiniest of struggle to escape the lips of his victims.
If you go out of your way to think up fun, experimental ways to cause stress-filled discomfort, how, or why would you censor or disregard its effects?
To inflict a thousand cuts upon our hospitals, all the while muzzling gutteral misery, is not the promised product.
IHA’s mission is to “promote healthy lifestyles and provide needed health services in a timely, caring, and efficient manner to the highest professional and quality standards.”
One of the noble goals on its website is to “deliver high quality care” – lofty and mighty ambitious considering they can’t even deliver a baby.
Teasing is torturous, how will we ever learn to only crash our cars in the daytime?
Not such a frivolous notion when you live on the third busiest highway in the province.
Isn’t it odd that a government-run entity could allow 24/7 services to be denied to all those travellers, local and tourist alike.
You’d think an important minister of transportation or even health authorities might have a problem with it but those chosen to run IHA include integrity as a value, claiming authenticity and accountability for their actions and words.
Trust makes the values list as well, proudly saying, free to express our ideas.
Here’s a thought, what does productivity (another goal) have to do with health care?
If the goal is to “cultivate an engaged workforce and healthy workplace” why are our hospitals so stressful, and infectious!?
It’s extremely honourable of Interior Health Authority to value all that integrity, perhaps while they’re being accountable for their wordy actions they’d like to explain how they managed to forget about the Constitution of Canada:
EQUALIZATION AND REGIONAL DISPARITIES
Commitment to promote equal opportunities
36 (1) Without altering the legislative authority of Parliament or of the provincial legislatures, or the rights of any of them with respect to the exercise of their legislative authority, Parliament and the legislatures, together with the government of Canada and the provincial governments, are committed to
(a) promoting equal opportunities for the wellbeing of Canadians;
(b) furthering economic development to reduce disparity in opportunities; and
(c) providing essential public services of reasonable quality to all Canadians.
Commitment respecting public services
(2) Parliament and the government of Canada are committed to the principle of making equalization payments to ensure that provincial governments have sufficient revenues to provide reasonably comparable levels of public services at reasonably comparable levels of taxation.(98)
See (c) above, just for effect.
Can IHA please explain how closing an emergency room (a sure-fire essential service in my estimation) somehow translates to timely, caring or efficiently provided health care?
Can they further explain how a government group forgot its constitutional obligation?
Perhaps they would like to talk about an organization that feels it important to have nine vice presidents, instead.
The suspense is torturous.