No coffee or tea for volunteers?

A longtime volunteer at Jackson House wonders why Interior Health won't let her have a cup of coffee.


Dear Editor,

I have been a volunteer at Long Term Care at the Ashcroft Health Site for over 10 years. I call bingo, help with outings, special occasions, and BBQs, and whatever else I can do. I enjoy every minute I spend with the residents.

Recently I was told that family, friends, or volunteers can’t have a cup of coffee or tea. I personally find this very insulting after all the hours I have spent volunteering. Thank goodness I don’t drink coffee or tea. I usually have a glass of ice water. The next thing I know I won’t be allowed ice in my water.

Shame on Interior Health.

Kitty Murray