Whatever you think of covid and the medical leaders whose policies we are all following in response to the pandemic, I cannot say enough good things about the front line medical pros in this city; as a result of the amazing experiences I've had with the rock star medical professionals at RJH and particularly in the Emerg department and the OPAT (infectious therapy) unit I am finally on a long, slow but mostly pain free road to recovery. To be able to walk (almost) normally and with only minimal pain - and to no longer have to worry about potential deeper and more serious vascular issues - is little short of a miracle.
Thanks to the professionalism, caring and very hard work of both groups and especially OPAT I'm in the home stretch healing up from a very serious, debilitating and extremely painful condition that affected not only the skin from knee to below the ankle and heel, but also impacted my venous/blood system, and which could have been much more serious without the skill and dedication and professionalism of all concerned, including the technicians, aides, nurses (especially the nurses!) and the doctors.
Therefore - and covid completely aside - do remember that at some point you or someone you care about will need the assistance of these superstar professionals who work their butts off 7x24x365, now perhaps more than ever, with little recognition or thanks, and who routinely go above and beyond to help their patients in spite of the massive stress of serious patient and case overloads.
In spite of whatever shortcomings our medical system may have or is perceived to have those support staff, doctors and nurses who helped me particularly in OPAT were & are beyond amazing and I thank and salute each and every one of them. Victorians are so very lucky to have them practicing their respective skills in our city.....
Edited by AllseeingEye, 11 January 2022 - 02:53 PM.