Recently, needs arose that I required medical attention. My doctor was unavailable. I dreaded thoughts of a long wait at outpatients.
My husband said, “Why not try the MediBus?”
Off we went. Very quickly and without an appointment, I received an examination, was assessed, diagnosed and off to the drugstore to get the prescribed medication. Thanks to the MediBus, their action headed off a bout of pneumonia.
A week later, a reliable source told me that we may lose the MediBus.
Unfortunately, we have a doctor out ill, unable to return to practice. While we extend sympathy to Dr. Lafkovici, who is going to care for his patients? Added to our present doctor shortage and with our overworked nurse practitioners, plus the cold and flu season, we need the MediBus.
Manned by professionals, this medical service is too valuable to lose. What can we do? We can make our voices known to Gordon Wilson, our MLA, at 245-5300, and Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine, 780 Central Avenue, Box 1501, Greenwood, B0P 1N0.
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Please let them know that we need the MediBus in our community.
Maxine Connell, Smith’s Cove
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