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Community-based home and palliative care is where the majority of nursing care aides should be employed, a reader poses.

To the Editor,

As a 60-year-old health-care consumer and former registered nurse, if age, chronic disease or impending death mean I require help with personal care I expect my tax-dollars to pay for community-based care aides so I may live and die in peace at home.

Community-based home and palliative care is where the majority of nursing care aides should be employed, not replacing licensed nurses in acute-care hospitals, like a new plan being floated at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Nurses and the public should be alarmed and outraged for government is running health-care like it was a business and patients are paying the price.

Liz Stonard,

Port Alberni