Premier Aware of Hospital Needs in P.G.
Prince George, B.C. – In recent weeks the Province has announced nearly $130 million dollars to create new surgical suites at Vancouver General, and to increase surgical capacity over the next year. But the dollars are ear marked for the lower mainland.
In Prince George, surgeons have expressed disappointment that there has been no financial commitment for the University Hospital of Northern B.C. as waiting lists are long for non urgent surgeries.
Premier Christy Clark in Prince George today for an announcement on forestry, ( in photo at right with MLA Shirley Bond) says recently, well over a hundred million dollars have already been spent in Prince George “On the Cancer Centre, on improvements to the hospital and Kordyban Lodge.”
The Premier adds she is aware there has been a lot of talk about improvements to the hospital facility here “Shirley (MLA Shirley Bond) and I have talked about that and I think Shirley continues to meet with folks about the planning that’s underway. So we’re listening, I’m listening, I am sure that when the plans get a little bit more developed and the request is a little more fulsome, we will have a chance to look at it, and really have a thorough talk about it.”