What's at stake

_DSC8326.jpgThe Interior Health Authority is talking about privatizing hospital laundry in 11 communities putting 175 family-supporting jobs at risk.

If the plan goes through, hospital laundry will be trucked to the Lower Mainland -- or even Alberta. Those jobs will be lost to our communities.

It's not about efficiency -- even the health authority admits that. Laundry staff provide a high quality service that's critical to health care delivery.

But the provincial government won't commit to a modest investment to upgrade hospital laundry equipment over the next decade.

Aren't our communities worth the investment?

Regional hospital laundries at risk

  • Kamloops
  • Kelowna
  • Nelson
  • Penticton
  • Vernon

Local hospital laundries at risk

  • 100 Mile House
  • Williams Lake
  • Ashcroft
  • Princeton
  • Lillooet
  • Golden