Lucky to have such a great hos­pi­tal

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

I’M a 73- year- old na­tive of our won­der­ful city. My doc­tor de­ter­mined that I had de­vel­oped a heart mur­mur.

Test­ing re­vealed that my aor­tic valve needed to be re­placed. I was re­ferred to the Car­diac Clinic at the Townsville Hos­pi­tal.

A lot has been said and writ­ten about Queens­land Health, and the hos­pi­tal in par­tic­u­lar. A lot of what has been said has been neg­a­tive and even party po­lit­i­cal.

From my ini­tial visit, the fol­low up test­ing that was re­quired, to my open heart surgery that fol­lowed, I found the doc­tors, nurses and all of the non- med­i­cal staff to be ab­so­lutely won­der­ful.

They were ex­tremely pro­fes­sional, car­ing and a credit to them­selves and the hos­pi­tal in gen­eral.

Res­i­dents of Townsville, and the sur­round­ing ar­eas can feel lucky that we have such a well- run med­i­cal fa­cil­ity.

I will al­ways be very grate­ful for my op­er­a­tion, and the ex­tended years that I have been given.

KEL ACK­LAND, Bush­land Beach.

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