Ju­ravin­ski ER staffers are the best

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Hos­pi­tal he­roes in Hamil­ton

Even though I had spent most of my work­ing life in a hos­pi­tal en­vi­ron­ment, I had never re­ally paid much at­ten­tion to what went on in the emer­gency depart­ment (“down there”). I hadn’t needed to — un­til now. To say I am im­pressed is a gross un­der­state­ment.

They are a breed apart. Unsung he­roes. They never slow down, go to the bath­room, take lunch or sit down — we watched for five straight hours. They are in per­pet­ual mo­tion, like the En­er­gizer bat­tery bunny, so any­one who tells you doc­tors are paid too much money has never vis­ited Ju­ravin­ski ER at 2 a.m. on a Satur­day.

I have come away from all of this with enor­mous re­spect for the at­ten­tion to de­tail that comes from the emer­gency depart­ment docs. Noth­ing slips by them — ab­so­lutely noth­ing. My records were re­ceived and ac­tion taken — ev­i­dent to me the fol­low­ing work­day morn­ing. Through all the chaos, they are cool and com­pe­tent, even find­ing the time for pleas­antries! Where else in this world do you find this to­day? Nowhere.

Med­i­cal care is ex­cel­lent in Hamil­ton. Thank you to those emer­gency room physi­cians who took care of me.

Ann Law­ton-Barry, Hamil­ton

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