Thursday, April 26, 2012
More hospital beds on the horizon at Vernon Jubilee Hospital
Morning Star Published: April 26, 2012 10:00 AM It appears like the long wait is over. Health Minister Michael de Jong and Vernon-Monashee Eric Foster will hold a press conference on the seventh floor of Vernon Jubilee Hospital Friday at 10:30 a.m.A Ministry of Health statement says they "will announce plans to add capacity at VJH's Polson tower."Community leaders, residents, Foster and health care workers have been lobbying the provincial government for years to complete two shelled-in floors in the tower as a way of increasing capacity and easing overcrowding. It's not known if de Jong will announce funding for both floors or just one floor.Watch vernonmorningstar.com for more details after Friday's announcement.
Health Minister Michael de Jong is expected to announced more acute care beds at Vernon Jubilee Hospital Friday.