Wednesday, January 30, 2008
NEW BRUNSWICK HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN ACTION!!!!
This afternoon, I decided to take a walk up the hill and visit the workers on strike at St.Thomas.
Once there, I noticed I was coughing a lot.
Yes, this cold of mine have been with me way too long.
Once I caught my breath, I continue my walk till St.Thomas.
I noticed the media is still covering this issue.
Erin O'halloran from ATV News was there filming the striking workers.
I had a difficult time stopping coughing.
I chatted with a few strikers and noticed the Chalmers hospital not far away.
I really hate going in there because it takes so long!!
My cousin suggested that I should seek from professional help because I had this darn cough for way too long!!!
I arrived there at 3:20pm!!
I was quickly directed to a room where two health care workers took over.
One guy check the temperature in my ear and blood pressure.
While the other worker took some info from me.
The health Care worker asked me if I was allergic to anything?
I quickly replied- Nahhh..... just politicians!!!
The other health care worker shot back- You forgot to add the Saint John Police Force!!!..lol
Well, I had a fan of the blog in the room and that was a good thing.
I was told that I might have to wait for a couple of hours.
I was directed to the waiting room.
Good old Bert was there. The poor guy hut his leg. He's not a bad guy!!!!
We joked that he always get hurt when he's sober!!!
Sitting in the corner was a woman and she was reading AN IRVING PAPER!!!!!
Well, It’s very difficult for a person with true ADHD to stay in a waiting room in silence.
It’s an impossible task!!
Being Charles? That Irving paper started a conversation and talk I did!!!
YAK YAK YAK!!!!!...I went on!!!!
I would always warned the poor woman that I was just passing the time.
The poor girl hurt her back and there was no escape!!!lol..
We chatted about all kinds of issues from French Immersion to Autism!!!
Finally the girl got a huge smile on her face once my name was called!!
It took around one hour and a half!!!!!!
I was directed to a small room and the curtain was shut!!
It bothered me to stay still in a room all alone so I put my music on. I grabbed a magazine and look at the title??
After a while, I opened the curtain.
Right in front of me was the front desk with all the health care workers and trust me!!!
They were busy!!!
I decided to lay back and watch our health care workers in action.
Different stripes walked by from nurses, doctors, nurses Aid, cleaners and many other titles that I wouldn’t know.
Everyone was moving fast and they knew exactly what their job was.
I wish I could have taken some pictures from where I was sitting. You just have to trust me on this one!!!
They chatted among themselves in a very short order and carried on with their work.
It was a show and the action was right in front of me!!!
I would say that 90% were female workers.
They were professionals in their line of work.
For a minute, I believe that I was forgotten?
One worker came to me and put me on a machine so my lungs would be cleared.
A female doctor came along gave me a check up!!!
Another worker came along and took some blood.
Seconds later, a worker told me to blow in a small bottle!!
I blew 88%!!! Not bad for a smoker eh??
Afterwards, a worker bought me over for an X-ray!!
I was greeted by a very friendly female health Care worker and she X-Rayed my lungs.
I was again re-directed to the small room and I waited while the health care workers were moving very fast right in front of me.
My God? They’re good!!!!
The female doctor came along and invited me to see my X-Ray!
This was the first time I ever seen my lungs.
She gave me a prescription for a few items and out the door I went!!!
You know what?
Over three hours in a hospital is not bad?
I had a major check up on my body and everything was ok!
It didn’t cost me one single cent.
How long would I have to wait if I did a tune on a vehicle??
The longer you wait? The more it would cost!!
My God? I believe we are spoiled rotten!!!
Yes, I learn one thing from my experience at the Dr. Chalmers hospital.
This was just one area of the hospital I seen so I can just imagine what’s going on in the whole building?
Forget that!!! What about every hospitals in New Brunswick?
We have a group of professionals who are working very hard for the health of New Brunswickers.
They move and they move fast!!!!
It was an amazing sight!!!!
The only individual that I felt sorry for was the poor woman who was force to listen to my stories. Poor Girl just happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time!!!..lol
I hope her back is better!!!!!
New Brunswickers should be proud of their health care workers!!!