We need a maternity ward in Burns Lake

Editor: I am so disappointed to hear that our new hospital in Burns Lake is not going to have a maternity ward.


I am so disappointed to hear that our new hospital in Burns Lake, which has cost so much money, is not going to have a maternity ward.  I think this is a shame, we need young people to stay in our little town.

How can young families stay when the mothers have to go away to have babies? Between 1946 and 1959 I had three babies born in Burns Lake hospital. All were fine and healthy and have grown up here.

My question:  What is the problem? and why can’t it be fixed? Why can’t Northern Health help us to have a maternity ward?

Thank you for thinking about this for the future of Burns Lake. Is this progress not having a maternity ward?


Mildred Durban


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