Good luck to Dr. van der Weyde

With concern and sadness I read the front page announcement of the retirement of Dr. Marlene van der Weyde.

With concern and sadness I read the front page announcement of the retirement of Dr. Marlene van der Weyde from the Oceanside Health Centre (OHC), effective July 31.

In fact, Dr. van der Weyde resigned and will move onto Palliative Care, a specialty she will bring to patients her loving, caring, compassionate, competent skills to those who require this service.

The administration of the OHC has had issues which are understandable for any new facility. However, if it is the cause of Dr. Van der Weyde’s decision, I applaud her courage. The medical team of nurse practitioners and nurses she has assembled also have her attributes and hopefully the administration will work diligently to maintain the excellent care and service the people of Oceanside deserve and were the original intent of the building of the Oceanside Health Centre.

I just know that if I should require the attendance of Palliative Care in the future, I can think of no one better than Dr. van der Weyde to be that facilitator.

Marion JaggerQualicum Beach

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