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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby Assumed » Feb 15th, 2013, 11:48 am

I'm glad the doctors got the attention of Victoria. We are way overdue for some health care dollars. Is this an election issue in Penticton? I would think so.
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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby XT225 » Feb 15th, 2013, 12:20 pm

Assumed wrote:I'm glad the doctors got the attention of Victoria. We are way overdue for some health care dollars. Is this an election issue in Penticton? I would think so.


I would've thought that Christy would've called the media in for a photo op session. Though not sure what she said or promised (I wasn't there), she could promise the moon and it would be huge points for D.A. come this May election. If the Liberals promise the expansion at PRH, there is little chance the they will win the election anyways but the NDP wouldn't dare cancel such a project once it is scheduled. Wise move, Liberals, but I still would never vote for them. Dick Cannings would be wise to come out now and promise the expansion, if the NDP win, to level the playing field.
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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby Assumed » Feb 15th, 2013, 1:55 pm

All political talk. Nothing promised. That is the way the newspapers websites are reporting it.
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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby Drip_Torch » Feb 15th, 2013, 8:03 pm

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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby SmokeOnTheWater » Feb 15th, 2013, 8:35 pm

Drip_Torch wrote:Personally, I see potential for a Friday evening flash mob here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1OSq2SEOu4


Priceless .... :127:
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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby bob vernon » Feb 15th, 2013, 8:42 pm

Expect, during the election campaign, a major announcement from Christy. It will be for request for proposal for the introductory planning stage of the plan to decide whether or not to expand the hospital or build an new tower. It will be a total stall. With a promise of funds, not in the next fiscal year, but the one after that.

There are so many seats with the potential to change to the NDP that she'll make just about any promise during the campaign. No funding, mind you. But lots of promises. And visits to make it seem like she's suddenly concerned about Penticton.
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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby Lore » Feb 16th, 2013, 9:56 am

bob vernon wrote:Expect, during the election campaign, a major announcement from Christy. It will be for request for proposal for the introductory planning stage of the plan to decide whether or not to expand the hospital or build an new tower. It will be a total stall. With a promise of funds, not in the next fiscal year, but the one after that.

There are so many seats with the potential to change to the NDP that she'll make just about any promise during the campaign. No funding, mind you. But lots of promises. And visits to make it seem like she's suddenly concerned about Penticton.

YES! You have her figured out.
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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby southy » Feb 16th, 2013, 11:24 am

Great photo op for Ashton. Shows he's working hard and has our best interests as mayor, chair of RDOS and as Liberal candidate. Ya right!! Politics ... you gooda love 'em.
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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby TimmyE » Feb 18th, 2013, 3:55 pm

Christy showing up was just an opportunity for her to show herself as caring just before the next election. But to expect her to bring money would have been sheer fantasy. The doctors should write the same letter to Mr. Dix and see what kind of a response they get out of him. I don't think he is going to commit either because he knows Christy's government is broke and Adrian will also tell us that the government is broker than he thought and so all bets are off. I am afraid Penticton will have to wait a lot longer than they should for additional funding.
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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby joe smo » Feb 18th, 2013, 8:50 pm

So how many years has the lobbying being taking place? And who has been the government of the day? If you want a new hospital, then you have been backing the wrong party. I would write the NDP candidate and tell him/her how excited you are to support their party if they can get a new hospital for Penticton. And write Ashton and the Premier and tell them how, because of their lack of action that you are voting them out. And ask all your friends to do the same. Attend all the NDP ralleys, protest at all the Liberal rallies, and take the same sign - "buy my vote with a new hospital".

Of course it's political. But you won't win the race if you keep betting the same horse.
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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby XT225 » Feb 18th, 2013, 9:32 pm

joe smo wrote:So how many years has the lobbying being taking place? And who has been the government of the day? If you want a new hospital, then you have been backing the wrong party. I would write the NDP candidate and tell him/her how excited you are to support their party if they can get a new hospital for Penticton. And write Ashton and the Premier and tell them how, because of their lack of action that you are voting them out. And ask all your friends to do the same. Attend all the NDP ralleys, protest at all the Liberal rallies, and take the same sign - "buy my vote with a new hospital".

Of course it's political. But you won't win the race if you keep betting the same horse.



I agree. Too bad the Fiberals aren't smart enough to promise the moon re the expansion. We pretty much know that they wont get in provincially, so what would they have to lose by promising the funding? The NDP would be crazy to stop it, once its promised, no matter who said what. Plus the NDP have been known to support Health care and education far more than the Libs. I hope that Cannings gets the backing of Dix to promise the funding if elected and soon. Its a game and a big one but they ALL play it.
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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby TimmyE » Feb 19th, 2013, 8:00 am

In my opinion, they should delay building that Ivory Glass Tower in Kelowna and put that money towards the Penticton Hospital. It is sheer lunacy to build such a building in downtown Kelowna to house a 1,000 workers. What with the increased traffic and costs. What do they need to administrate if we can't get the sick and elderly in the hospitals to begin with? My beef is probably more with Interior Health than the BC government.
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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby twobits » Feb 19th, 2013, 9:44 am

TimmyE wrote:In my opinion, they should delay building that Ivory Glass Tower in Kelowna and put that money towards the Penticton Hospital. It is sheer lunacy to build such a building in downtown Kelowna to house a 1,000 workers. What with the increased traffic and costs. What do they need to administrate if we can't get the sick and elderly in the hospitals to begin with? My beef is probably more with Interior Health than the BC government.


That building is not being paid for by the gov't. Private money is building it and IH is taking out a long term lease.
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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby nepal » Feb 20th, 2013, 12:03 am

That building is not being paid for by the gov't. Private money is building it and IH is taking out a long term lease.

And those sizeable yearly lease payments, interior finishing, furniture...are paid for with...?
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Re: Penticton Regional Hospital upgrades and expansion

Postby jimsenchuk » Feb 20th, 2013, 12:44 am

I was in to see my doc this afternoon (Dr.David Paisley) for a medical problem. He said he was not to impressed with Clark. Dr. Paisley is one of the best doctors i have ever known, he has been my family doc for 9 yrs now. Penticton needs the new tower. To those who criticize the emerg dept in Penticton, go to the Kelowna emerg. People are coming from Kelowna now to the Pen Emerg. The Pen Emerg has always been very good to me, and i am very lucky to have such a caring doctor. Thank you Dr. David Paisley for your very caring manner and fighting for the new tower.
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