LETTERS: Surrey needs another hospital, but not next to KPU

Editor:

Re: Pandemic will not delay new hospital: Premier, June 11

I was glad to read that, according to Premier Horgan, the pandemic will not delay the new hospital that’s being planned for Cloverdale. For sure we need more hospital beds in our region.

But to build it on Kwantlen Polytechnic’s land, across from its existing tech campus on 54 Avenue? That’s not right – we also need many more classrooms for post-secondary students, here and elsewhere in Surrey.

As Premier Horgan knows, KPU has space for less than half the number of students that the rest of the Lower Mainland has (relative to the number of people who live here).

To serve Surrey properly, the government needs to build enough classrooms, labs and shops to double KPU’s capacity. Please, Premier Horgan, build the new hospital north of Cloverdale, and build some of KPU’s needed classroom space on its Cloverdale property.

Geoff Dean, Surrey

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