Kudos to Alberta Health Services

  • Sep. 26, 2012 3:19 p.m.

Thank you to the following amazing people who helped me after I fell and broke my hip. Unit 35 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital was the experience of a lifetime for an 80-year-old woman after an unfortunate accident.

Dr. Karbyl, “surgeon extraordinaire” and the brilliant team he has trained. Dr. Odendaol who visited me every day I was in hospital and left nothing to chance. The nurses who looked after me and saw to my every need. The physical therapists who worked with me every day; giving me muscles that I was quite proud of.

The occupational therapists who were very helpful and the continual testing to see how they could help me. The recreational therapists who kept my mind and body alert. The domestic engineers who kept Unit 35 spotlessly clean. The social worker that alleviated problems facing me.

Unit 35 is an amazingly well run unit for seniors; it works like a well-oiled machine. I feel lucky to have had the chance to experience poetry in motion when it comes to excellent health care. My best regards to all of the friends I made over a seven week period that was a much better experience than I would have ever anticipated.

B.J. Smith

Red Deer

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