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I am writing to say how impressed I was with the prompt medical attention I received at the St. John’s Health Sciences Centre.

I was there because I had tripped and fallen while walking my daughter’s two small dogs down a gravel embankment.

With sharp pain persisting the next morning, we set off for the Emergency Department, books in hand to make it through a long days’ wait.

Not even one page was turned, however, because I was evaluated, registered, X-rayed and had a temporary cast put on a broken ankle — all in two hours. I was home by lunchtime, learning how to cope with crutches. My temporary cast will get me home to Nova Scotia.

Everyone I met at the hospital was professional, caring and personable. I appreciated the quality of care I received and the fact that there was no waiting!

Virginia Stoddard

Yarmouth, N.S.

Organizations: Emergency Department

Geographic location: Nova Scotia.Everyone

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  • Ron Tizzard
    August 06, 2012 - 07:14

    Thank you for mentioning that Virginia. Yes, our HSC and the other emergency aras generally, in this province, do provide a great service. For the general public, however, the late evening and early morning hours i.e. through the nights can be a pain because of reduced staffing...perhaps a problem nation-wide! Officials have been so informed through time by the 'user' public, through too many years. Best wishes, hope you enjoyed the remainder of your stay.