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I thought I would start this week's note with part of a letter my wife received from a friend who is in one of our hospitals…….edited a bit to protect privacy….
"We finally have a little more faith in the health system since coming to TGH. Honestly, the Emergency Department was phenomenal. So professional, so caring, asking questions we weren't asked at another hospital. Plus performing more and different tests. You must tell Charlie about the incredible staff. Nothing is perfect as you always strive to improve systems, but in comparison to what we went through, we feel incredible relief. We are realistic and understand that XXXXX's condition is difficult to deal with and the C Diff he picked up at another hospital complicates matters, but at least we feel better that he's at TGH and they're doing the best they can to help him and us."
I want to thank everyone in our Emergency Departments and the teams on our General Internal Medicine/General Surgery units who are coping with volumes that increase each year by about 5%. I've walked through the ED with Mike Nader and Joy Richards in recent weeks and we all saw the toll it is taking – on patients in the hallways and waiting rooms -- while staff are working in the ED and on the floors to admit patients who need our care. From the note above, it is clear that we are keeping that strain to ourselves. So the question is – what can we all do about it? Some suggestions:
Last week was one that few of us will soon forget with the terrible events in Las Vegas and Edmonton. As caregivers, we think about what the response must have been like and what those who survived will need after the event in terms of physical care and psychological support. I hope you had the time over the Thanksgiving weekend to appreciate and give thanks for those around you.