THE RECENT EXPERIENCE a friend of mine had at Royal Inland Hospital illustrates well why healthcare professionals were so frustrated at this week’s protest.
Two weeks ago, Jane was taken to RIH by ambulance because of extreme stomach pain and nausea.
When she got to the hospital, she was plopped in a wheelchair and taken to a hallway waiting room well away from the emergency room.
Jane spent three hours in extreme pain, vomiting and having diarrhea, getting help from other patients and people waiting for care.
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.