Shin­ing a light on qual­ity health care

The Packet (Clarenville) - - EDITORIAL -

In to­day’s so­ci­ety there seems to be a lot of neg­a­tiv­ity — when one turns on the lat­est news it soon be­comes a lot of bad news.

With the re­al­iza­tion that bad news sells and that bad news trav­els fast, I would like to take the time to pass along a lit­tle good news to all the staff at the G.B. Cross Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal in Clarenville.

Too of­ten we have heard the neg­a­tive com­ments in re­fer­ring to the hospi­tal and hav­ing had lit­tle con­tact, we of­ten come to be­lieve that it is the way things are.

Goebbels, a pop­u­lar pro­pa­ganda min­is­ter dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, had the be­lief that if peo­ple heard some­thing of­ten enough, no mat­ter how bad the lie was, that even­tu­ally they would be­gin to be­lieve it.

Since the be­gin­ning of the present year, I have had rea­son to avail of the ser­vices at the G.B. Cross Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal and each and ev­ery con­tact has been noth­ing but pos­i­tive.

The staff has shown noth­ing but con­cern and ex­em­plary pro­fes­sion­al­ism.

Con­sid­er­ing the cuts to the pub­lic sec­tor and re­cent bud­gets, the health care has been one of the hard­est hit.

With the pop­u­la­tion of New­found­land and Labrador aging and the out­mi­gra­tion of our young peo­ple, the strain on good health ser­vices be­comes even greater. As the need goes up, the support seems to be go­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion.

The Clarenville area has much to be proud of and the G.B. Cross and the staff of this hospi­tal is a shin­ing light that needs to be rec­og­nized as a top-notch fa­cil­ity.

Harry T. Grandy Goose­berry Cove

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