Hospice doesn’t belong in Wildhorse neighborhood

02/20/2013 5:07 PM

02/20/2013 5:08 PM

Re Feb. 14 letter by Chuck Mayers, “Attempts to block new hospice appalling”

I live in Wildhorse and have for many years. This is a beautiful, tranquil community which lines the Waccamaw River with an abundance of mature oaks, established about 40 years ago.

This single family community should not be marred with a hospital, nor the ongoing commercial traffic this hospital would create.

Mercy Hospital's plan includes patient transfers from local hospitals that are within two weeks of dying. That means patients that need a really high level of care. That's 728 times an ambulance will deliver the patient and a hearse to remove the patients within a year. That does not include the hospital staff nor all the visitors.

The objection to the hospital is two-fold: A hospital is not allowed under the zoning ordinance for this property; and it is to be built in a neighborhood with its entrance on the only narrow road into the Wildhorse subdivision.

The residents of Wildhorse appreciate the work of Mercy Care and hope they will continue their good work in a place zoned for a hospital, not in a quiet, residential neighborhood.

The writer lives in Conway.

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