Reader's say: Gladstone has outstanding hospital staff

Letter to the editor by Gail Brown, Gladstone

MY HUSBAND Rex Brown recently fell seriously ill unexpectedly late at night.

This necessitated initial assessment by two extremely kind and competent ambulance officers, assistance by the fire brigade, transport to the Gladstone Hospital by ambulance, assessment and emergency treatment in the Outpatients Department, and a stay in the Intensive Care Unit.

I cannot express the relief my family and I felt when the ambulance arrived - the relief to know that Rex would be getting the best possible care from highly skilled professionals.

That feeling remained as he was taken to the hospital, assessed and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

From the time the ambulance arrived until his discharge from Gladstone Hospital some days later, Rex received the very best of treatment.

My family and I wish to express our appreciation for the outstanding care given Rex during this time.

Doctors and nurses were unfailingly courteous.

They took the time to explain, not only to Rex (once he was conscious) but also to myself and the family what was happening and what they intended doing.

We certainly felt that nothing was too much trouble at any time.

Surely Gladstone must have the pick of the bunch when it comes to staff at our local hospital.

I know there are often complaints about our local hospital and this is why I feel compelled to give an account of our very positive experience.

A very big thank you to the paramedics, fire brigade and medical staff responsible for Rex's care.

Sometimes you must feel that your work goes unnoticed. Please believe that is not true.

You are very much appreciated within the community for the outstanding job you, as individuals, undertake on a daily basis.

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