Hey, QEII. Your ten dollar per day charge for TV in patients' rooms is unconscionable. The TVs are there. It doesn't cost the hospital anything to turn them on. The standard chanels are FREE. How can it cost $10/day to get basic cable in a hospital room when I can get it in my house for $50/month? Why won't you even give people the option of just getting the FREE local chanels? Do you think it's ETHICAL to make a profit of 500% off people you are supposed to be caring for? And it's probably closer to a thousand percent, because we KNOW Eastlink isn't charging the hospital the residential rate for each individual TV. I have three cable hook-ups in my home, all for one rate. I am sure the hospital gets a similar deal.
My mother has recently had a stroke. She is bedridden. She cannot read, knit, or do much of anything. She can watch TV, except that I can't afford the $300+ dollars it would cost for the month or so that she's going to be in there. So she gets to lie in bed and stare at the blank 10 inch screen of the TV that the QEII is too fucking greedy to let her watch.