Seniors bend ombudsperson’s ear

A variety of questions from members of the Senior Citizens Association

  • Oct. 9, 2014 1:00 p.m.

B.C.’s second-term Ombudsperson was in Castlegar on October 1, fielding a variety of questions from members of the Senior Citizens Association.

Kim Carter, first appointed in 2006, was on an Okanagan Kootenay swing which would take her to Osoyoos, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Trail, Nelson and Creston.

A fair number of comments and questions directed to Carter dealt with issues relating to the Interior Health Authority. Some were related to legal matters she declared she was unable to speak to.

She said the topic she had heard most about so far on her tour, was a 2012 report titled the Best of Care 2, which had made 176 recommendations for better seniors’ care.

Carter said a lot of the points she’d heard being made were asking why it was taking so long to follow those recommendations.