CORNER BROOK — The Western Region Hospital Action Committee has started an online petition so people can send a message to the province’s Health minister.
“Send the minister of Health, Susan Sullivan a message demanding that the proposed western region hospital be constructed complete with PET scanner and radiation unit,” the website, at http://www.wrhac.ca/petition, states.
“The residents of western Newfoundland and Labrador deserve a hospital with all the necessary treatment and diagnostic services available to other parts of the province,” the petition, a letter to the minister, states.
The letter references the long distance travel and the time away from family that residents of the region must endure for treatment and medical procedures, saying it’s a financial burden.
This is unacceptable, according to the petition, and a PET scanner and a radiation unit is a priority.