Blessed with our hospital

LETTER

Up until the age of 74 I had only been to the hospital half a dozen times, because of accidents. But for the past 15 years I have been a too-frequent visitor to our Gisborne Hospital. On every visit, both in the wards or at A and E, I have found the nurses cheerful, helpful and obliging while remaining perfectly professional. In fact, all the staff from the porters to the surgeons were also cheerful and helpful.

Chief executive Jim Green must be doing a magnificent job running this institution, which I believe is above criticism.

So as a small gesture of gratitude, I am drawing everyone’s attention to how fortunate we are to live in Gisborne and have such a hospital to rely on.

Graham Gibson

Up until the age of 74 I had only been to the hospital half a dozen times, because of accidents. But for the past 15 years I have been a too-frequent visitor to our Gisborne Hospital. On every visit, both in the wards or at A and E, I have found the nurses cheerful, helpful and obliging while remaining perfectly professional. In fact, all the staff from the porters to the surgeons were also cheerful and helpful.

Chief executive Jim Green must be doing a magnificent job running this institution, which I believe is above criticism.

So as a small gesture of gratitude, I am drawing everyone’s attention to how fortunate we are to live in Gisborne and have such a hospital to rely on.

Graham Gibson

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Karen Cooper - 22 days ago
Absolutely agree with you Graham. We are truly lucky here.

John Fricker - 22 days ago
The staff at our hospital are without question first class. How sad that this correspondent can only refer to them as cheerful, obliging and helpful, they are the lifeblood of the place.
I couldn't disagree more with his assessment of the CE who in my experience values spreadsheets above human suffering.

Charmaine Fouhy - 20 days ago
I'm sure that you have believed and received the amazing care provided to you was excellent and that the hospital, in your eyes is beyond reproach, in regard to the treatment provided to you personally, that is good to hear. But not every patient's experience is the same sadly. So although we as a community can praise the good done by the hospital and its staff, we must also be prepared to acknowledge, question and challenge the 'not so good' experiences faced by other patients and their families too !!