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Grieving family thanks health workers for their care

Dear editor,

My mother Norma died recently in The Views at St. Joseph’s General Hospital from complications related to the Norwalk virus. On behalf of her family, I wish to express our heartfelt appreciation for the care and attention she was given in the Transitional Care Unit and as an Eagleview resident.

It’s amazing how kind and caring the staff in these units are and I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the people who knew her at St. Joe’s.

The Eagleview staff were struggling to contain a highly contagious virus, yet still found time to express their sympathy and to tell me how much they missed Mom and her sense of humour. It is a rare gift to treat a stranger like family and the nurses, care aides, and activity aides looked after Mom as if she were their own mother. They enjoyed bantering with her when she was in a good mood and they were patient with her frustrations when she was depressed. We could not have asked for a better placement for Mom and we will be forever grateful for the love and kindness she received during her time in Eagleview!

Bill McLeod

Comox

 

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