Bril­liant and witty

McIvor Times - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

BRIL­LIANT and witty jour­nal­ism “Snake bite proved the least of our prob­lems” The McIvor Times, Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 27, as Bron­wyn Lums­den com­bined a per­sonal in­ci­dent with com­mu­nity is­sues: mis­un­der­stand­ing over leech and snake bites; re­lief of nurse stand­ing by at Heathcote hos­pi­tal; un­due wait­ing pe­riod at Bendigo Hos­pi­tal, un­der­staffed triage depart­ment and too small, to be rec­ti­fied by the new hos­pi­tal ; pri­or­ity given to am­bu­lance pa­tients; im­por­tance of tak­ing $40 am­bu­lance cover; sever­ity of symp­tom­less snake bites to be taken se­ri­ously; value of nurses recog­nis­ing dis­tress and para­medic recog­nis­ing the

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