ER needs more than just renos

Editor: It was good to read Frank Bucholtz’s article about the considerable improvement of Surrey Memorial’s ER.


Re: ER gets much-needed boost, July 18.

It was good to read Frank Bucholtz’s article about the considerable improvement of Surrey Memorial’s ER.

The assumption is made here that apart from a great service improvement the waiting times are likely to go down.

Unfortunately, Mr. Bucholtz does not mention how this will relate to the frequently heard shortage in ER doctors.

All hospitals complain that there are not enough ER-trained physicians. Of course it is a huge improvement if ER patients will not have to wait many hours for a bed or even a chair, but will there also be additional physicians and nurses to see and treat these patients in a reasonable time?

It would have been great if he would have covered this issue, too, and I would be happy to hear that this part of the problem was and is addressed.

Klaus Kittel, Surrey



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