LETTER: Ugly hospital entrance

As I have been doing often recently, I went to the hospital to visit a friend. The experience was not a pretty one.

Editor, The News:

As I have been doing often recently, I  went to the hospital to visit a friend. The experience was not a pretty one.

Once outside what was the old main entrance, there were beautiful trees and shrubs creating a shady welcoming patio for the enjoyment of both patients and visitors.

Now there is carnage, the lovely old trees cut down, their stumps a grim testament to destruction. There is no shade, no welcome, no solace.  It is among the most ugly hospital entries one could imagine.

It is a mystery to me that an area so carefully created for the enjoyment of those experiencing difficult times should be destroyed. I can only hope that some extremely talented landscape architect has been hired to make a new place of shady well being. Or will there be a parking lot ?

Perhaps someone knows the reason for the devastation we are currently faced with. Patients and visitors alike need greenery. Trees are inspirational and hopeful, never mind being essential for a healthy environment .

What is the plan for the area outside our hospital?

Linda King

Maple Ridge


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