Health forum to be considered on March 16 – Letter

Since the successful public rallies last fall to retain Castlegar’s ultrasound service and staffing, the Citizens for Better Access to Health Care have continued to work diligently to influence IHA to have open communication with communities in our region regarding health issues. This has included staffing issues for ultrasound machines in both Nelson and Castlegar.

We are now exploring the options for promoting a public “Health Forum” for citizens in the West Kootenay Boundary region.

Area J Director Gord Zaitsoff has confirmed that the Health Forum will be an agenda item at the West Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Board meeting on Wednesday, March 16, at the Castlegar Complex at 6 p.m.

All health board members voted unanimously to support the planning for the forum. Community members in the West Kootenay Boundary region who are concerned about our health care issues are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Questions or comments may be asked or stated during the public portion of the meeting.

This health forum could be the venue to have representatives from the Ministry of Health, IHA, and other stakeholders available for dialogue regarding current and future health care service concerns and solutions.

Please come and participate!   For further information, contact me at 250-365-1885 or e-mail:


Dean McKinnon

Citizens for Better Access

to Health Care

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