Name change misguided

Staff writer
March 28, 2014 01:00 AM

Editor:

I understand the sentiment and motivation behind the call for a name change atour hospital. However, it is, I would suggest, misguided.

Changing the name is not merely a matter of replacing a few signs and designing new stationery.There would be significant costs. The new name would need to be established in law. The costs in terms of dollars and human resources would be enormous and this at a time when all efforts within the hospital and Vancouver Coastal Health must be devoted to patient care and reducing very long waiting times for consultation with a specialist and again for surgery.

Both provincial and federal governments would be involved and, of course, all contractors, suppliers, support groups (the Foundation and Auxiliary, etc.) would have to change all their administration systems.

I'm awaiting some indication of the costs and consequences of a name change, but rest assured, all costs would be borne by the poor old taxpayers at a time when we see widespread increases in living costs and taxes.

Paul Rhodes, Sechelt


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