New Fraser Health fee charging wheelchair users ‘a major indignity:’ MLA

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Mia’s thoughts on the story below- A medical center charging for wheelchairs? wtf is going on in British Columbias medical system. What next 5 dollars for a trachea breathing tube, dollars for depends? The immense profits made by the medical system world wide more than covers for the cost of equipment already, if they want to charge for wheelchhairs get real custom damn wheelchairs not the avrage crap used by public health. Te average cost of a hospital chair on line is $199 usd so does that mean I can own it in 8 weeks?
Stop kicking the already down BC, you take their first born child financially already, the disgusting dickensian standard of care is bad enough now You steal from them? If you are reading this please contact CIVIL RIGHTS NOW ADOCACY GROUP AND PUT YOUR NAME BEHIND THE EFFORTS TO STOP THIS FINANCIAL THIEVERY

reposted from a story By Christine Tam Global News

Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington is asking Fraser Health to reconsider a new monthly fee that charges wheelchair-bound residents at a long-term care facility.

Last month, Fraser Health issued a letter to residents at Mountain View Manor that said wheelchair-bound residents will be charged a monthly fee of $25 for “borrowing” a wheelchair.

Huntington said in a release the fee targets Delta’s most vulnerable citizens amid rising costs of health care.

“The latest decision by Fraser Health, to charge a $25 monthly fee for wheelchairs and wheelchair cushions has me speechless. It’s as if Fraser Health feels immobilizing the elderly to their beds is acceptable, while basic mobility rights are an elective service of our healthcare system.”

The new fee will come into effect in September. Residents who cannot afford the new fee are being told to meet with a social worker.

Huntington said the fee is a major indignity and stress on the lives of the elderly.

“We should not be telling our elders that basic mobility is a privilege they must pay for. In my opinion it’s a human right. They deserve so much more,” Huntington said.

Huntington is asking Fraser Health to reconsider the fee and is open to discussing alternative ways to raise the money

Author: disabledaccessdenied

I am a disabled woman who through no fault of my own has wheels under my ass. I rely on the decency and common sense of local, state and federal goverments, as well as the retail community to abide by the disabled access laws and provide adequate ramps, disabled toilets, and not use them as store rooms or broom closets. This blog exists to find the offenders and out them, inform them, and report them if necessary and shame them into doing the right thing when all else fails.

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