Facebook post republished with the permission of Nancy Bepple:
(Tuesday) morning I went to one of Kamloops’ walk-in clinics to experience first hand what it’s like to not have a doctor in Kamloops.
At -28C with the wind chill, the first person arrived (on crutches) at 7:35 am. The next person arrived at 7:40 am. By 8:40 am when the clinic opened its door to give out numbers, there were 30+ people in line from kids to seniors, from workers to retirees. I talked to everyone of them.
They all agreed it’s time for a change. The system’s not working for the people of Kamloops. As one fellow said, “I used to have a doctor, then in the fall, they gave 2 weeks notice and shut their practice. I thought I was okay, but now I’m like everyone else”.
Like 30,000 others in Kamloops without a doctor.