Re: Fraser Health won’t support Burnaby mental health car, NOW news
The final sentence in this article, where the Fraser Health spokesperson fails to provide a reason for this decision, says it all.
Over the years and throughout many health-related events, Fraser Health seems to have acquired quite a reputation for failing to act on desperately-needed services. I suspect that administrators, who have little to no idea of the situations in the "trenches" they are supposed to be providing for, are largely responsible for such disastrous decisions.
It's definitely no secret that police - and fire services - are inappropriately tasked with dealing with health-related issues, especially ones involving mental health expertise. And it certainly has been a hot-button topic in the news that mental health needs are skyrocketing.
So I would like to request an answer to the question: "What will it take for Fraser Health to take action and supply a Car 67?" Even Prince George has one, as I learned from my daughter, a nurse, who spent a shift in it. And it definitely won't require a task force to decide what number to assign to it.
Penny Oyama, Burnaby