Oceanside Health Centre is trying

Re: a recent letter to the editor by Robert Berry about the Oceanside Health Centre (OHC).

Re: a recent letter to the editor by Robert Berry about the Oceanside Health Centre (OHC).

My friend and I have volunteered at OHC three times a week since it opened. Parking can be difficult, but it has improved.

Administration has requested staff and volunteers to park off-site when possible, and we do. Recently, I have noticed that frequently there seems to be several spaces available. Most important: please be aware that OHC parking is free.

In regards to a numbering system for patients who visit urgent care. Berry should keep in mind that OHC does not run an emergency walk-in clinic. This is strictly “urgent care.”

In other words, it is operated as a triage system, whereby seriously ill patients are taken first.

There are only six seats in urgent care, so it is a simple matter for us to know in what order patients have to be seen. The nurses in urgent care can see waiting patients from their desk and can determine which patients are in distress and need to be seen immediately.

Finally, Berry comments that the volunteers are “very senior.” This may be true, but we have had an excellent training program and know exactly what our duties are.

I speak for all the volunteers when I say that we take great pride and pleasure in our shifts at OHC. Administration, staff members and volunteers work very hard to ensure that all patients visiting OHC have as pleasant an experience as possible.

Lillian DrummondQualicum Beach

Just Posted

Ballenas Whalers players earn gridiron all-star nods

Pair of local standouts also earn MVP accolades

Four generations of logging and mining stories in one Parksville show

John Gogo will share regional stories, family history, song at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge

New chess club starts up in Qualicum Beach

Replaces Bishops of Bowser, which shut down operations in September

Petition to ‘bring back Don Cherry’ goes viral after immigrant poppy rant

Cherry was fired from his co-hosting role for the Coach’s Corner segment on Nov. 11.

Group walking on thin ice at B.C. lake sparks warning from RCMP

At least seven people were spotted on Joffre Lakes, although the ice is not thick enough to be walked on

One dead after fiery crash in Duncan

A driver has died after a fiery motor vehicle collision Monday night,… Continue reading

VIDEO: Don Cherry says he was fired, not sorry for ‘Coach’s Corner’ poppy rant

Cherry denies he was singling out visible minorities with his comments

Woman airlifted with serious injuries after being struck by car in Nanaimo

Woman, hit in crosswalk, suffers life-threatening injuries; driver co-operating with police

B.C. teacher suspended for incessantly messaging student, writing friendship letter

Female teacher pursued Grade 12 student for friendship even after being rebuked

Vancouver Island substitute teacher said he wanted a student to ‘whack’ two others on Grade 8 field trip

Campbell River teacher-on-call suspended three weeks after November 2018 incident

Disney Plus streaming service hits Canada with tech hurdles

Service costs $8.99 per month, or $89.99 per year, in Canada

Trudeau’s opponents: One gives him an earful, another seeks common ground

PM meets with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe

Most Read