Thanks to the Oceanside Health Centre

I was very thankful for our new clinic, when a wasp sting turned nasty.

There are probably many other patients like me, who intend to write a letter of commendation, but procrastinate in getting it done.

I was very thankful for our new clinic, when a wasp sting turned nasty. Yes, we had to wait a little, but the welcome from a nurse named Gloria made up for it, and their continuing apologies for the unusual delay did help, as they brought in another doctor within an hour. I had two intravenous antibiotics on the same day, and one the following day, which stopped the infection in it’s tracks and certainly beat driving to Nanaimo and waiting four hours.

To future patients, please give them a chance to iron out the wrinkles of start-up, and gauge the requirements of the community.

One question: if the clinic is only for “urgent” cases as mentioned in the article this morning, where are the non-urgent cases supposed to go during the week-end, or if they have no doctor?

Betty Petrie


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