Filthy Hospitals

Here in BC, Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell delivered a serious blow to public health care. He announced privatising would reduce costs and improve service. He fired all the specially trained people who looked after keeping the hospitals sterile and outsourced the work to companies owned by his friends, who used untrained low-cost workers, often who could not even speak English to do the work. In the interests of economy, the curtains around beds were no longer washed. All the exacting cleaning procedures were dropped. The result was epidemics of various antibiotic-resistance diseases in the hospitals. It is now dangerous to even visit a hospital, much less be a patient there. My aunt died within two days from such an infection.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)