Patient raves about emergency room care

Fast and friendly service at Princeton General Hospital

To the editor

My name is Jody Graboski, and I own a place up in Tulameen.

Last Saturday, Feb 3 I had a bit of an accident with a chop saw and cut my forearm quite badly. A friend got me into Princeton Hospital within about 45 minutes of the accident, and I was treated for my cut right away.

The purpose of this letter is to thank the very nice and efficient staff at the emergency ward in Princeton. I could not believe how quickly they took care of admitting me, assessing my injury and taking care of it.

Time might have gotten away with me for a bit, but I think I was in and out of there within an hour and a half. That was with having to wait for the x ray technician to be called in after being stitched up, so they could be sure there wasn’t any further damage.

All told, I got 23 stitches inside the wound and outside.

If I was admitted to Abbotsford hospital, my hometown hospital, in the same time span I probably wouldn’t have gotten past the triage nurse. We actually joked that I might not have gotten my parking paid for in that time.

I would like to thank the staff there. They were very nice, courteous and helpful. As unpleasant as the whole thing was, they remained cheerful and kept my mood quite good.

The Town of Princeton is lucky they have such great people working on their behalf in the hospital.

Also should say thanks to my buddy Remo Maddalozzo for the quick trip into Princeton, and his wife Cheryl for phoning ahead on my behalf to warn them I was coming in.

Jody Graboski

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