Judging from their recent media announcements, the provincial Liberal government agrees that health care in B.C. is in desperate need of a make-over - particularly in services to those suffering from mental illness, addiction and dementia who require long-term treatment.
We need to immediately reopen Valleyview, the geriatric psychiatry building on the Riverview lands, which until recently provided quality care to patients in a beautiful setting.
Some people need residential care for their safety and well being. It is obvious that deinstitutionalization is not working.
Jenny Farley Port Coquitlam
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