Our community is in great need of capable physicians like Dr. Kilvert

Mike and Rosemary Willis 'disgusted' and 'appalled' over clinic's decision not to renew Dr. Vivan Kilvert's contract.

Editor:

We are disgusted and appalled at the dismissal of Dr. V. Kilvert.

Our community is growing and in great need of such a young, capable physician.

We have met many “newcomers” forced to travel to neighbouring towns trying to obtain a doctor — both seniors and families alike. We experienced a difficult 14 months without a physician when our GP retired.

Suppose we shouldn’t expect anything less, as we lost our hospital several years ago. This is always a sore spot with many long-time residents (parents and locals) who sacrificed to have the hospital built.

Bruce Patterson (of VIHA Communications Department) says that “VIHA is committed to providing accessible high quality care to residents of the Ladysmith area.”

It is hard to believe this is so when you fail to renew one of our best doctors’ contract.

Think of all the patients who have been impacted by this decision.

Mike and Rosemary Willis

Ladysmith