From: Anonymous

I have two children with complex medical needs. We live in Nanaimo but access paediatrician care, cardiology, and ophthalmology in Victoria, and Neurology, Psychiatry, and Naturopathic care in Vancouver. There is government support for travel to the lower mainland, but we pay for the travel to Victoria. We’ve also made emergency room visits at Victoria General and B.C. Children’s as we’ve been advised not to use the NRGH emergency because of the lack of specialized paediatric care and the risk of infection exposure to immune-compromised children sitting in a waiting room without a separate paediatric area.