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November 15, 2013
Thank you to doctors and nurses of MCMH

Fri Nov 15, 2013

Editor: Since some time in the latter part of August 2013, I have been contemplating writing this letter of thanks for a job well done by our dedicated doctors and nurses at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. I do not want this year to come to an end without doing so.{{more}}

I had to be admitted to the hospital for four days for minor surgery. On Thursday, 22nd August, 2013, I arrived at the Male Surgical Ward sometime after 4 p.m. and presented the paper from the doctor to one Sister George. This lovely sister took the time to let me know what I will be going through. She was so professional, so warm, so caring, with some humour of course. After doing her part, everyone else started to do what they were supposed to do to prepare me for surgery the next day.

The doctors and all the nurses who worked on that ward for those four days I was there had done excellent work and for this I want to publicly say thank you most kindly.

Very often I would hear people calling in on the radio programme, or writing in the newspapers, complaining about the conditions at the hospital. I must admit that I have seen some of these problems, but my reason for writing this letter is not to complain about the conditions, but to praise those hard-working and dedicated doctors and nurses whom I encountered during my four days stay there, for a job well done.

I lay there on my bed, in pain of course, as I observed them go about their duty and made mental notes of what I saw. I was convinced that they do work very hard. I don’t know how they do it, but they do get it done. From what I have seen, it was as if these nurses were always on their feet going.

I want to take this moment to say thanks to those doctors and nurses of the Male Surgical Ward and all the others who had something to do with taking care of me and nursing me back to health. I appreciate all that you have done on my behalf. You have done your best and I urge you to continue doing so, despite the negative criticisms that may be directed at you. Everyone won’t be negative. Remember the story of the 10 lepers that Jesus cleansed. Not all will come back and say thanks and not all will be ungrateful.

Your satisfaction will come when you finish your tour of duty and you look back at what you have done and can be happy with yourself to know that you have done your best.

May God continue to bless you all with good health, strength, patience, love, a caring heart and all the other attributes a health care worker should posses as you continue to give dedicated service above and beyond the call of duty to this nation, even though sometimes under trying circumstances. God’s blessings also go out to your family who sometimes have to spend time alone without you when you are on duty.

I will always remember you for a job well done. Thank you, once again. God bless you all.

Sydney K.I. Morgan