Letter: Why not convert LDS Hospital into a center for the homeless?

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Intermountain LDS Hospital, on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021.

Instead of demolishing LDS Hospital, why doesn’t Salt Lake City think about turning it into a homeless services and shelter center?

It already has patient rooms with sinks, toilets, showers … beds, chairs, closets, storage. Sounds like affordable housing to me. It doesn’t take long to think about how much space also exists for supportive services. Think: office space, cafeteria, commercial kitchen, clinic space, laundry, lab, pharmacy, etc. The possibilities are endless.

Why not try to repurpose space and resources? It could save lives, the earth, and dare I say…a lot of money in the long run.

Chris Gustavson, Sandy

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