Rally to save Crossroads Treatment Centre in Kelowna
On January 9, Crossroads Treatment Centre Society announced plans to phase out its detox and addiction counselling programs over the next three to six months despite high demand for those services.
That move would leave the Okanagan without any comprehensive detox and addiction services outside an acute care hospital setting.
The Society’s board of directors cites inadequate funding from the Interior Health Authority (IHA) for the decision.
The Hospital Employees’ Union says that the resulting gap in services would be unacceptable, and is urging the Society’s board and the IHA to resolve the underlying funding issues to keep the doors open.
Speakers include representatives from HEU and BCGEU, local politicians, and Crossroads employees.
For more information, contact HEU servicing representative Tracie Mundy at 250-859-2205.