Supporters hold rally for health centre
Published Tuesday, August 14, 2012 10:28AM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:49PM MDT
Concerned residents held a rally on Tuesday at Premier Alison Redford’s office in an effort to save the Little Bow Continuing Care Centre in Carmangay.
On July 10, the Alberta Health Services announced that they would be closing the centre, claiming it is too old and not worth the cost of upgrades.
In March 2012, the building passed a full facility inspection.
The Little Bow Centre provides support for people with dementia and other cognitive ailments.
It houses almost 20 seniors, most whom are in their 90s.
Ian Donovan, Little Bow MLA, says that sometimes you just have to go to the top. “We’ll go up to the top and get it from her and see if she can tell us why. They don’t give us the same answer every time, even Minister Horne – every time he’s talked gives a different reason of why it’s closing. It’s the age of the facility, sometimes it’s staffing, sometimes it’s the care level.”
The centre is also Carmangay’s main employer, taking up 11 percent of the workforce.