Life-chang­ing re­hab care

Weekend Witness - - Opinion -

LAST De­cem­ber. my fa­ther, Klaus Gen­sicke, had an ac­ci­dent swim­ming off a South Coast beach and lost all feel­ing in his limbs. At a pri­vate hospi­tal they dis­cov­ered he had bro­ken two ver­te­brae in his neck. An op­er­a­tion went well, but the hospi­tal didn’t take good care of him. He even devel­oped bed sores and some­times ques­tioned why God hadn’t taken him.

But for­tu­nately, he was trans­ferred to Entabeni Hospi­tal’s re­hab unit and what hap­pened there was amaz­ing and life-chang­ing. The staff, the doc­tors and the ther­a­pists en­cour­aged my fa­ther to look for­ward to the fu­ture and he re­gained hope. The staff are the best in their field: they didn’t give false prom­ises, but re­joiced with the pa­tient when there was im­prove­ment.

Sadly my fa­ther had com­pli­ca­tions and died in Fe­bru­ary. How­ever, my fam­ily are very grate­ful for the com­pas­sion, care and love ex­pe­ri­enced at Entabeni Hospi­tal. STEPHAN GEN­SICKE

Richards Bay

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