LETTER: Who will fight for mammography patients?

Reader Liz Knox writes: "What happens when there are appointment delays? Will they put on an extra bus for those people?

Re: “Mammography at Kootenay Lake hospital or bust

I am writing this letter because I am so disappointed in the IHA and the lethargy in our community regarding the move of mammography to Trail.

I am a breast cancer survivor and will have to make this trip yearly. This means more time lost from work, and I will not make this trip in winter. There is also a concern that older women who are at higher risk of breast cancer will not travel to Trail.

Then there is the issue of issue of those who have no means of transport, and that the bus routes from Kaslo, Nakusp and Crawford Bay are not adequate. They do not coincide with appointment times.

The IHA says they are going to work on this but what happens when there are appointment delays? Will they put on an extra bus for those people? Or will they be left to take a taxi? It costs $200 one way from Trail to Nelson. How many of us have that kind of money? Where is our MLA? where is our female mayor? Who is going to fight for us?

Liz Knox


Just Posted

Nelson Women’s March joins others across globe

The event was held to promote equality and an end to violence against women

Born 1 pound, 11 ounces, Winlaw premature baby comes home

Indra Greaves was born at the Nelson hospital after just 24 weeks of gestation

Leafs stretch winning streak to 8 games

Nelson downed Grand Forks 5-2 on Friday

RDCK moves ahead with Castlegar rec complex upgrade plan

Board approves grant application for $13 million from provincial, federal governments

Cottonwood Lake preservation group surpasses $50,000 fundraising goal

In 28 days, 393 donors have contributed to the fund

Students seen mocking Native Americans could face expulsion

One 11-minute video of the confrontation shows the Haka dance and students loudly chanting

Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.

Announcement made Saturday evening from Europe

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Some say a lack of action could trigger a ‘public tsunami’

Group challenges ruling for doctors to give referrals for services that clash with beliefs

A group of five Canadian doctors and three professional organizations is appealing

Major winter storm wreaks havoc on U.S. travel

Nearly 5,000 flights were cancelled Sunday around the country

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

Most Read