Elders deserve better care
One can only recall the days when a person had a name and was respected for that name. How things have changed.
Today, we are only considered by a number today.
We are requested to submit a card to see a doctor or someone of importance to you.
Not too long ago there was a story in the Cape Breton Post regarding a 96-year-old lady waiting for hours to see a doctor, despite being visibly sick.
What has happened to our dignity and compassion?
Emergency Health Services is trained to evaluate the condition of a person in need and given top priority at that time. The same treatment should be given when people are in the outpatient department or any other medical situation.
We are aware of the privacy act but it should be overlooked when it comes to age and the condition of the person who is in extreme need at that time.
We live in a community that has shown respect for our elders. Lets continue to do so to allow them to uphold their dignity. Charles LeForte Glace Bay