Grateful for mother’s care

The paramedics, the nurses, doctors and technicians and staff provided excellent care

On Oct. 23, our mother of 86 years, Irene Thorsteinson, became ill very quickly and required immediate medical attention.

From the time I called 9-1-1 until after her death, Mom as well as our entire family received complete compassionate, gentle, loving care from Interior Health Services.

The paramedics, the nurses, doctors and technicians in the Emergency Department as well as the nurses and all staff on Med South, not only gave excellent professional care but went above and beyond to ensure that not only Mom’s total needs were met but that we, as her family, were wrapped in compassion, understanding and care.  The staff’s inclusion and welcoming of Mom’s minister,  Carol Joy Stokes, as well as after-death care by Everden-Rust was a great comfort to us.

All staff who worked Oct. 23 and 24 know we are thanking each and every one of you. This community is very fortunate to have Interior Health and Penticton Regional Hospital caring for us.

We are forever grateful. Thank you.

The family of Irene Thorsteinson


(Gordon and Jo-Ann Herle, Wayne and Lois Axford and families)