How sad our hospi­tal is un­der threat

Halifax Courier - - The Gift Of Life -

Over the past two weeks I have sat be­side my mother’s hospi­tal bed on Ward 5D for many hours. Dur­ing that time I have ob­served the com­ings and go­ings of ev­ery­day life on a busy ward ded­i­cated to the care of the el­derly. My first im­pres­sion was that, at a time we hear of older ones be­ing put on the “path­way” and not wor­thy of be­ing given treat­ment which may or may not save their life, just how pos­i­tive and at­ten­tive the staff were. We hear so much bad about our hos­pi­tals and staff, but speak­ing from my own ex­pe­ri­ence, I have noth­ing but praise for them all. I found each one to be ex­cep­tion­ally kind, pa­tient and car­ing and, per­haps most im­por-

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