AFTER reading about the new private hospital that is being built ("Call for Fairview planning moratorium", September 30), I cannot help but wonder why?
We have the Provincial Hospital standing almost empty!
Why not lease the closed wards and theatres from the government and upgrade them?
The other problem I have is with old age homes. All of them have a two to five year waiting period or even longer.
I tried getting my mother into one of them and was told that they were all full. Places like those run by the ACVV and others do a great job, but we need more such places!
Rudi van der Bank, Algoa Park, Port Elizabeth