Extra care and attention

Positive experiences on the Semiahmoo Peninsula are shared by two Surrey residents.


Unexpectedly this month, I was admitted to Peace Arch Hospital.

Being new to the area, I was concerned about care, staffing, etc. With the news always being so negative about hospitals and medical care, I was apprehensive about making the trip to emergency.

Wow, the news media needs to visit Peace Arch Hospital to see how blanket statements about the medical care in this province can be wrong.

I can’t say enough good things about the high calibre of care, the empathy, the kindness, the total inclusion of my family in all decisions regarding my treatment plan, the way no one seemed too rushed to take a minute to talk, to give me that reassuring pat that makes you feel you are never alone.

Know that if you ever are in need of medical care, Peace Arch Hospital is the place to go.

To the phenomenal staff at the hospital, please accept this public thank you for all you did for my family and me. It was and is so very, very much appreciated.

Fran Banks, Surrey

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I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the person who not only found my little change purse but took the time to return it to my house.

While down at White Rock beach Sunday, I took my camera out of my purse, and I think that is when my change purse must have fallen out.

Although there was no money in it, there was my driver’s licence.

As soon as I realized it was gone – an hour, maybe two – my friends and I retraced my steps. We checked the tourism kiosk, the museum, the ground where I was, nothing…

You can imagine my surprise when I got home and found it set nicely on my doormat.

There are still kind people in this world and you, my friend, are one of them. My hope is that your kindness will be rewarded when you need it.

Cheryl Thompson, Surrey