Health care in Stewart reaches crisis proportions

While the provincial government frequently refers to British Columbia as the “Best place on earth”, some of the places in the “Best Place” are facing some serious challenges to the very core services of their communities.

Stewart, the northwest town on the Alaska border due north of Prince Rupert is facing as serious a health care crisis as a town could face, with two of the communities doctors resigning their positions, frustrated with the state of the health delivery system in the community.

Northern Health so far has only offered up the solution of residents making the trek to Terrace for any required blood tests or X rays, a daunting task for sure considering the nature of Northwest weather in the winter time…

(from  the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article … 8546627037 )-