PETERS – Interior Health should take responsibility for maternity snafu

FEWER AND FEWER PEOPLE are settling in the towns where they grew up nowadays.

And when they look for a place to live long term — maybe start a family — they will choose a community not only based on employment, but based on a wide variety of other factors.

One of those most definitely is access to basic health care, such as maternity care.

That’s why dozens of families in the Cariboo have every right to experience a wide range of emotions in response to an Interior Health announcement this week.

IH says basic maternity care won’t be available at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake, probably until the end of June.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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1 Comment on PETERS – Interior Health should take responsibility for maternity snafu

  1. The blame for this also falls on the nurses themselves. They are the ones that pushed Care Aids, and Practical Nurses out of the hospitals, and now complain because they are over worked , and short handed.

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