Wetaskiwin reader says hospital ‘unit 32’ too juvenile

Wetaskiwin Hospital Gold program rooms need upgrading says one reader

Dear editor,

To Myles Tabin, Wetaskiwin General Hospital: I am really impressed with the care that is provided by your care centre. They all are dedicated to do their jobs and they are all friendly and prompt.

The objects of my interest are the conditions that the staff is expected to work around and work in some of the rooms. My wife was in the Gold program which you know is unit 32. A fantastic job which is geared to maximum of care and treatment to facilitate the early release of the patient in the best condition to cope with their return to normal living. It works.

The rooms where this program is, is in unit 32, formerly a children’s ward.

The toilets are child size, there is no shower available, the stainless steel sinks are of no practical use in a room for adults and should be removed so as to make the rooms big enough for adults.

I know that there is a shortage of funds but upgrading these rooms is a whole lot cheaper than building a new hospital. There are other areas that could use some TLC by maintenance staff.

Let us fix what we have and keep it in good repair.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Cecil H. Colwell, Wetaskiwin

Stu.Salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca