Fewer execs frees up money

Fewer executives in the bureaucracy should translate into much needed health money.

To the Editor,

B.C’s Interior Health “Authority” apparently doesn’t have the money to pay for doctors to staff Kaslo’s E.R.

But an unofficial audit of that same Health Authority’s ‘executive team’ illustrates exactly where the money to pay for needed hospital staff may be going: to pay executive salaries, and presumably perks, bonuses, and healthy tax-payer funded pensions.

For what?

It basically only takes a few chiefs-of-staff, a director of nursing, doctors, nurses, and a supportive auxilliary staff to provide health-care.

We  don’t need corporate entities with degrees in political science, business, and commerce. What do we need with “Vice Presidents of Community Integration”, “People & Clinical Services”, and “Allied Health & Planning & Strategic Services”.

When there’s more money freed up to hire the necessary staff to eliminate surgical, treatment and diagnostic waiting lists the physicians we so badly need will come flooding back to the province.

They’ll finally have the resources and personnel to truly ply their craft and look after everyone’s medical needs in B.C.

As it should be.

Liz Stonard,

Port Alberni.