A frustrated reader in Surrey wants to know why seem to be more worked up about Trudeau’s past dress-up antics than we are with the sorry state of our health care system. (File photos)

Opinion

LETTER: Forget Trudeau’s face-painting, let’s talk about our dysfunctional country

My pregnant daughter was turned away from jam-packed Surrey hospital, yet we focus on silliness

The Editor,

My daughter was born at Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) 34 years ago, and within the next few weeks she will be bringing her own child into this world.

The other day, she went to SMH for an ultrasound exam and had to wait 12 hours, and when she finally got to see a doctor for this exam, the doctor was called away and the exam was not completed.

Due to the high volume the clinic was in overdrive. They were sending people to other area hospitals such as Abbotsford. The doctors, nurses and support staff were all on overdrive; probably due to an under-staffing issue.

READ ALSO: Health minister hints that location for new Surrey hospital has been found

I recently turned on the news and the big story was about Justin Trudeau and his “face-painting,” and being labelled a racist. It wouldn’t matter what colour he painted his face, it’s irrelevant and a pile of childish nonsense.

Who cares? I know I don’t.

Seeing my daughter being turned away at the hospital where she herself was born – and about to become a mother for the first time – really infuriates me.

What ever happened to common sense? Have we become a dysfunctional country? Maybe my grandchild would be better off not being a Canadian citizen, but perhaps a citizen of a more functional country.

Mary Hauser, Surrey



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