Giving thanks

Resident thrilled with the level of care provided by physicians and nurses

This past year, my right hip became quite unstable (I had a replacement in 1993) to the point where there was a danger it would dislocate. My family doctor ordered an X-ray and referred me to an orthopedic surgeon.

The surgeon then had  a CT scan taken and it was determined I needed it replaced as soon as possible. I was operated on in September and am well on the way to recovery.

I cannot say enough about the way things came together. For those who have gone through major surgery, you know all of the elements which are involved — consults, X-rays, blood work, CTs, pre-ops, ECGs, etc.

I owe a debt of gratitude and my sincere thanks to my family MD, Dr. Botha, and my ortho surgeon, Dr. Dooley, and his staff. These men went above and beyond the call of their profession.  I spent three days in hospital and they were there to check on me every day.

My appreciation also goes out to the caring nurses and staff of Vernon Jubilee Hospital. You are unsung heroes. You gave me my mobility back.

Just a footnote, there is always a certain amount of frustration with patients not receiving treatment when they feel they should, as there is with some who unfortunately fall through the cracks, but the system was there in my emergency.

Brian Reilly

Vernon