Tuesday, March 28, 2017

YOU COULD STARVE AT THE JEWISH GENERAL HOSPITAL


THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT'S BUDGET CUTS MADE THE JEWISH GENERAL HOSPITAL CLOSE THE LOBBY CAFETERIA THAT HAD SERVED PATIENTS, DOCTORS, NURSES AND VISITORS FOR DECADES. THE WORKERS, I WAS TOLD, WERE LAID OFF. DIS-EMPLOYED.

THEY SERVED GOOD HOME-STYLE FOOD AT A REASONABLE PRICE - NOT CHEAP, BUT REASONABLE.

WHAT IS LEFT?

SECOND CUP - AND. I AM TOLD, A BATTERY OF FOOD STALLS IN THE NEW SECTION. I AM ALSO TOLD THAT THE PRICES ARE SO HIGH THAT MANY PEOPLE CANNOT AFFORD TO EAT THERE.

I WAS REALLY HUNGRY TODAY AND DESPERATE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF ALL MY MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS,

I PAID $8.00 FOR A TUNA SANDWICH AT SECOND CUP AND, WITH A BOTTLE OF ORANGE JUICE AND THE TAX, MY BILL WAS OVER $11:00 ! THAT IS OUTRAGEOUS!

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE AND HOW CAN WE GET FOOD AT A REASONABLE PRICE IN THE JEWISH GENERAL HOSPITAL?

WE ARE NOT THERE FOR FUN. WE ARE EITHER SICK OR VISITING THE SICK AND WE NEED FOOD AND DRINK.

WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR CAVIAR AND CHAMPAGNE. WE SHOULD NOT BE DRAINED OF EVERY CENT WE HAVE TO BUY A SIMPLE SANDWICH.

I WONDER - HOW MUCH OF THIS IS CAUSED BY THE RICH PEOPLE WHO RUN THE HOSPITAL. THEY PROVIDE VITAL SERVICES TO THE SICK, BUT THEY LIVE IN WESTMOUNT AND NOT AMONG THE PEOPLE. ARE THEY TO BLAME FOR DEPRIVING THE PATIENTS AND STAFF OF REASONABLY PRICED FOOD IN THE HOSPITAL?

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