Shiny furniture

The Province

Editor, The Province:

Columnist Brian Lewis misses the point in his effusive review of the new Abbotsford hospital.

I have no doubt that the facilities are impressive, the technology is top-notch and the equipment is shiny.

But without the highly trained and skilled health-science professionals needed to perform the vital diagnostic tests on that equipment all that shiny new technology is just expensive furniture.

The Fraser Health Authority estimates we will be short by more than 500 full-time diagnostic imaging staff by 2015.

Reid Johnson,

President Health Sciences Association