Editor: Early in the morning of Oct. 29, I was taken by ambulance to Langley Memorial Hospital in what turned out to be a somewhat critical condition. On Nov. 3, I was discharged — thankful for the treatment that I received.
From the moment I was picked up, through the admittance process, subsequent procedures and consequential care and attendance, I experienced nothing but incredible kindness, a level of professional integrity second to none, an efficiency of outstanding quality and a genuine and absolute concern for my personal wellbeing.
The system worked for me and I believe saved me from potentially a very dangerous situation. Although the first 24 hours of hospitalization was a blur of agony and the attending nurses, doctors and surgeons, far, far too numerous to remember, I should like to personally thank a special few: Mark and Brendon, the two very big and burly ambulance attendants who belied their size by their greatness; Eveleen, the night nurse from Kenya, who in the face of insurmountable pain, comforted me; nurse Jocelyn, a fortress; implacable Larry, whose job it is to cart around the unfortunates; and Dr. G., who let me go, among other things.
Martin A. Allen,