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Wonderful care

Hello, this is “Rapid Robert,” the old guy with the plaid tam, writing again after a long dry spell. People give me trouble if I don’t write occasionally.

My subject this time around is about the Emo hospital, “Care Close to Home,” the doctors who treat the patients, and the management and staff who do such an excellent job.

This spring, as most of you know, the above-mentioned facility was re-opened for business after extensive renovations. That involved me and my concerns as my wife is an Alzheimer’s patient and at that time, I needed help real bad and got it from this facility.

I have not written until now although my wife, Eve, was accepted March 12.

My reason is, or was, “wait and see” as I couldn’t believe the love, the care—so professionally given from staff and management—could continue.

I was talking to a gentleman recently and I said, “You can’t imagine the care and treatment that is given at the Emo Health Centre.”

His answer was, “Well, they get paid for it.”

Now I ask you how one puts a price on a nurse or caregiver wiping a tear from a patient’s eye, or a Kleenex being used to wipe a face, or tucking a pillow for comfort or help—in some cases—to eat a meal that is second to none, or the little hug or gentle touch of a shoulder or a kiss on the forehead.

I could go on, but I won’t.

There may be flaws in the health care of Ontario but as far as I am concerned, it’s not in Emo. I realize that I’m very fortunate to have my wife so close to my home—and being taken care of 24 hours a day.

I don’t know, personally, about other facilities in other centres but you can’t imagine my gratitude toward doctors, nurses, staff, and management because I have such a stake in Emo care.

Thanks to staff and management.


Robert G. Cottam

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