Letter to the editor 5, Feb. 25, 2021
Hospital success story
As a society we seem to complain about everything government related. I would like to share the story of a medical visit to Suroît Hospital.
My dad was not feeling too good since Wednesday, January 27, so on Sunday, February 3 he asked me to bring him to the hospital.
We got there at around 10 a.m., flew through triage around 10:15 – 10:20, then registration 10:30-10:40, see a doctor around 11:15 – 11:25, they installed a tube for blood tests and the scan 11:55 – 12. We are back to see the doctor 1:30 p.m., got a diagnosis of a kidney stone 1:40. He had to stay for six hours to be rehydrated and cleanse the iodine used at the scan from his body. This was all done within four hours!
February 4 – electrocardiogram
February 6 – COVID Test
February 8 – Day operation to break the stone
And we complain that our medical system is inefficient! It worked well for my dad.
Since then, he is feeling much better (no pain) and recuperating and has started some of his usual activities with moderation.
We are trigger-happy to complain but not so eager to speak up when the system works well.
Again, thank you to all the dedicated great staff at the Suroît Hospital.