Truly thankful

Daniel Young

Dear editor:
Growing up in Canada, we hear so many negative stories about people’s experiences within the health-care system.
However, I wanted to take the time to express my gratitude and respect toward the staff of La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances. In particular, Dr. Jenks, Dr. Moorhouse, and nurses Carla and Lisa, whose exemplary performance and commitment to their jobs had made this birth experience very much appreciated.
This gratitude is expressed to Dr. Moorhouse who, in the middle of the night, conducted a perfect procedure to reduce my wife’s pain, nurses Lisa and Carla, who offered very professional and courteous support throughout the night, and, not least of all, Dr. Jenks, whose nimble hands saved my wife from an unwanted C section and other complications.
Performing these tasks may have been incorporated within the job description, but I must stress that their devoted effort and pleasant demeanor through a difficult procedure, coupled with unending patience and understanding, went far and above the basic requirements of any health professional.
I am truly thankful for the extra efforts put forth by these professionals and the other various nurses who contributed to this public service.
In two words, “thank you.”
Daniel Young
Emo, Ont.
(Father of Alexander Young,
born Sept. 27, 2011)