To counter the negative coverage of our health care system, I would like to cite my experience with Richmond Hospital and its cancer clinic.
Last January 2010, I was quite sick and was admitted to the Richmond General. I was diagnosed with colon cancer which has metastasized to my lungs. Words are inadequate to express my appreciation for the compassionate care from the highly skilled professionals and staff of the hospital.
We are blessed to have an oncology department in Richmond. It is not simply a "convenience" but is, in fact, an enormous resource and energy saver for a sick person to not have to go to Vancouver for regular treatments.
The chemotherapy I am given through outpatient care at the Richmond Cancer Clinic has given me my life back. I felt well within four months, and I have been able to do everything I used to do. The battle with cancer is ongoing, but to feel "normal" again is a precious gift.
A huge thank you to Dr. John Yun and the staff of the cancer clinic for the outstanding job they are doing.
Olivia Mott Richmond