Doctor extends his deepest thanks

It is quite different, as a doctor, being on the receiving end of attention.

Dear Sir:

On Friday morning, Dec. 9 I was driving north of Kitwanga on my way to do a medical locum in Stewart.

My mid-sized truck had winter tires and studs but, suddenly on a straight stretch of road, it went in to a skid on a patch of ice.

I was able to control it well enough to avoid two vehicles coming towards me, but then lost complete control and the truck somersaulted and rolled down a 100-foot embankment.

Thanks to a seat belt and divine providence, I sustained only minor scrapes and bruises.

The Stewart people from the other vehicles were wonderful. They helped me out of the truck, up the slope and kept me warm in their car.

One of them had first aid training and checked me all out and they summoned RCMP and the Kitwanga ambulance by satellite phone.

They stayed with me, showing great empathy and observing me closely until they were able to hand over to the Kitwanga ambulance service.

The ambulance attendants were also very professional and, again, checked me out carefully and took me to Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace.

The emergency staff in Terrace were, of course their usual wonderful selves: very efficient and with humour thrown in and made me behave myself until my blood pressure had calmed down.

It is quite different, as a doctor, being on the receiving end of attention.

I would commend, very highly, the care and attention from everyone but, especially the Stewart people, whose names I do not yet know.

Dr. Donald W. Strangway,

Terrace, BC

 

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