People don’t choose to be sick (Mount Saint Joseph Hospital)

No hospital can stay in business if people stop getting sick or injured. All of the health care providers – including doctors, nurses, lab technicians and support staff – would be out of work. There would be a huge stampede towards Service Canada to apply for unemployment benefits.

However, in spite of the infinite discoveries of science and advanced technology, we have not yet discovered the miracle cure to make humans stay healthy from birth to death. Hospitals know that. Hospital foundations know that. And health authorities know that.

Now compare Surrey to other regional hospitals, for example, around Mt. St. Joseph Hospital in Vancouver, there is free unlimited parking on 15th Avenue and Prince Edward Street just beside the hospital. Even in the parking lot the rate is $1.75 each half hour to a maximum of $8.25 for 12 hours.

Kalwant Sigh Sahota reports.

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