Letter to the editor.

Care at Cowichan District Hospital extraordinary

Staff goes above and beyond during knee replacement procedure

In early June 2022, my family physician referred me to an orthopedic surgeon to assess an ongoing problem with my right knee. A consultation with the surgeon was completed in October and we made the decision to replace my knee.

On Jan. 5, 2023, my knee replacement surgery was performed at Cowichan District Hospital. I was cared for by well over a dozen hospital personnel before, during and after my surgery. And without fail each and every one demonstrated the utmost courtesy, knowledge-ability, professionalism and good humour from the main entry admitting clerk (who had to deal with this writer ‘s somewhat surly reaction to a jammed main entrance door) to the personnel in the ambulatory area, operating room, recovery room, patient care and physiotherapy areas, support services and laboratories.

Your system is tuned to perfection. I was discharged on Jan. 6, 2023. I thank you wholeheartedly.

Each and every one of these people at Cowichan District Hospital and their colleagues at other venues and in other disciplines comprise the nucleus of our much-maligned health care system. They are indispensable assets.

Obviously, I experienced only a single stream of the health care system but please, Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon, do not play political Armageddon with the B.C. health care system and its personnel.

The crew is exemplary. It is the ship that may need a retrofit.

Larry Louis,


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