LETTERS: Penticton Hospital five star

We should be thankful to have a first class hospital with wonderful staff at all levels.

We should be thankful to have a first class hospital with wonderful staff at all levels.

Having never spent a night in a hospital at 71 years of age; I was somewhat hesitant and nervous when I had to have hip replacement surgery recently. The whole experience was overwhelming, starting with the preliminary pre-op and physio sessions.

Dr. Tatabee and his surgical team together with the recovery room team were very professional and so accommodating  thus making me feel relaxed  and  confident. Thanks  to this great team and the Spinal freezing, I felt no pain or discomfort whatsoever during the surgery and  in  the recovery room. Back in the ward for the next three days, I was impressed with the dedication and considerate care provided the nurses, physio staff, and all the support  crew. Contrary to rumours, even the meals exceeded my expectations. There were various  choices and nice  selections on the menu daily.

Overall, I was impressed with the professional dedication, enthusiasm and sincere care provided by the Penticton doctors, nurses and all the support staff. A sincere thank you to you all! Our community should be grateful to have  such a caring professional  group attending to our medical needs.

Dennis Ebner

Penticton