Great care at Oceanside Health Centre

The care and consideration I received there was second to none.

On July 8, I fell in my home in the early evening. I did not think I had received any injuries as I put out my left hand to protect my head from hitting the floor and my right hand for balance.

Later I went to a meeting, I did not feel any pain driving there nor even looked at my wrist during the meeting as I had no pain. But when I tried to turn on the ignition to drive home from Parksville to Qualicum Beach the pain in my wrist was unbearable and the wrist was very swollen. It was a hazardous drive home. When I arrived home and showed my wrist to my husband, he said he would take me to the Urgent Care Centre in Parksville in case it is broken.

Which is the reason for my letter. The care and consideration I received there was second to none. I only had to wait for a few minutes, then I was checked in by a nurse practitioner who gave me a cold pack for my wrist, what a relief. Then my wrist was X-rayed and I waited in a room with a pillow to rest my wrist on. A nurse came to give me painkillers. This was all done with such care and consideration, I couldn’t imagine any of them thinking, oh, it’s after 10:30 p.m. we should be on our way home.

Finally a doctor came in and said that no injury in the nature of a crack or break was seen on my X-rays but I would be called in the morning if anything was found when the radiologist checked them. Then she gave me instructions about care of my wrist and put a splint and stretch bandage on it and gave me a prescription, then we were on our way home.

I was seen by three people who were all so kind and caring and I hope they read this letter in order that they know how thankful I am for their kindness and consideration.

Vivien SansomQualicum Beach

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