Much more can be done to help stroke patients

Vancouver Sun

Dear Editor:

Putting such a human face on the personal as well as institutional challenges in health care is not an easy task. Reporter Pamela Fayerman successfully raises important issues about how rehabilitation and the patients who need it can be better served in our system -- so much better than reports full of statistics could ever do.

As president of the union that represents thousands of health science professionals who provide rehabilitation services throughout the province, I can attest to their frustration when they do their utmost to support patients like Jack Orange in a system that often overlooks the contributions of these critical members of the health care team, whether it's in training and recruitment planning, program funding or recognition of their specialized skills.

Reid Johnson


Health Sciences Association of BC