Fraser Health, always the bully. Not so long ago, it tried to close the ER overnight at our local hospital, and the community successfully fought back against such tyranny. Once again, now in the same autocratic dictatorial way, it’s brought its full weight against our locally founded and funded hospice.
Regarding state-sanctioned death, the so-called right to die, following the usual progression with these kinds of initiatives, what has been demanded as a right will soon enough become an obligation, and eventually a requirement.
I hope the Delta Hospice Society is able to stand firm against the interference of Fraser Health, and with community support, survive as an alternative place of quiet, welcome dignity in the time of dying.
J. Mel Fearman