Praise for ex­cel­lent med­i­cal care

The Compass - - Editorial -

Thank you for giv­ing me the op­por­tu­nity to say some good words about our much ma­ligned health­care sys­tem.

Re­cently, an acute sur­gi­cal prob­lem came up and when I phoned the fam­ily prac­tice clinic on a Mon­day morn­ing I was given an ap­point­ment for two hours later. After be­ing ex­am­ined by the fam­ily physi­cian I was sent for fur­ther treat­ment to the Emer­gency depart­ment. Ev­ery­body I came in con­tact with there was ef­fi­cient and pleas­ant - the nurses, doc­tors and other staff made me feel sup­ported and in good hands.

After a mi­nor sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure un­der se­da­tion, I was given time to re­cover be­fore be­ing seen by the sur­geon on call to de­ter­mine fur­ther ac­tion. I was de­clared ready for dis­charge, vis­its by the home­care nurse were set up and a pre­scrip­tion was writ­ten.

All this hap­pened in a place busier than Grand Cen­tral Sta­tion!

So, here are my heart­felt thanks to all who treated me, last but not least to my hus­band, who stayed the course.

From en­try point to end point, it was a very en­cour­ag­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Elke Mol­gaard writes from St. John’s

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