We need the behavioral hospital

The Sound Off writer who opposed the behavioral hospital probably has never had a loved one in one of those hospitals. I have.

My loved one was in Wesley Woods at Emory on Clifton Road in Atlanta, four different times over many years. Visiting hours: 9 to 11 a.m., 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

You leave and doors are locked. You want to be with your loved one as much as you can. If we had a hospital in Newnan, we could go home. Away from home you stay in a motel, see your loved one, and wait. The writer said there are enough hospitals in the area now. I am glad he is not on Obama (don't) Care's death panel.

The number of hospitals doesn’t matter, quality does. It sure would be convenient to go see your loved one and go home. Wesley Woods is a quality hospital with an excellent staff, but it’s hard to see our loved ones when they are so far away.

The Georgia board that denied the Certificate Of Need for our area should be abolished. The people of the area should decide on their needs. We need the behavioral hospital.

Don Jones Sr.

Newnan



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