When I lived in Edmonton I was 50 blocks from the hospital and it took me 30 minutes to get there.
Sylvan Lake is served by an ambulance service that can respond in three minutes and is equipped with lifesaving equipment. I have critical care service already.
If the town required a full time 24 hour clinic the financial opportunity gap would be filled and a customer driven 24 hour clinic would be a reality. I respect the people that actually know the facts in regards to requirements and services available to make the decisions. That being Alberta Health.
A monster town hall, speed bumps and the disaster of the handling of the lakeshore plans indicates the planning capacity of the present and past councils.
The town is well serviced by the existing ambulance that can respond and have you in a hospital in 15 minutes, air ambulance, and about 20 doctors who live and practice in town.
I recently fell off a ladder and was driven to Red Deer Hospital, emergency, was seen immediately, x-rayed, and treated. Bam — it was done. Yes, it’s great for politics to create an enemy out of Alberta Health, but the reality is here now. World class, great service 15 minutes away. We have urgent care now and we have existing financial planning and credibility at the provincial level. I would like to see that level of financial responsibility and planning adopted by the town.