When people go to the hospital for surgery it is natural for them to feel scared and alone. I have been a patient in NWH 6 times over the years, I have never had those feelings. Because I know the quality of care I will receive from the Nurses and Doctors there is first class.
I recently had a Spinal Fusion on Dec 8, 2011 by Dr. Alain de Lotbiniere and was a patient in NWH for 4 days. I can't say enough of how professional and caring the nurses were to me. when I was in the ICU, the nurses Alica and Laura that took care of me were wonderful. They were always there checking on me and very responsive to my needs when i needed assistance. They are to be commended for their services; they are both excellent and caring nurses and ladies. On Saturday Dec 10, I was transferred out of the ICU to a regular room where Ingrid and Marin were the nurses that took care of me till Sunday, they should also be commended for the care they gave me. Dr. de Lotbiniere, I can't say enough about the man, truly professional, as a surgeon and a person, a real gentleman. From his bedside mannerism, to explaining what is going on is first class.
I mentioned before that I stayed at the NWH before, I am also a cancer survivor, when I had prostate cancer, I had a prostatectomy by Dr. Bromberg, and when I needed my shoulders repaired I was treated by Dr. Khabie. They are also both professional, and gentlemen. With doctors like these mentioned, and the kind of nurses you have at NWH, this is what makes people come there and make it the kind of hospital that it is.
The one special nurse that truly stands out in my life is the one that I live with. She is the one that I compare other nurses to, so I know what to judge them by. From all the calls, cards and letters she receives, and from what her co-workers tell me about her, she is what a nurse should be. She is truly the light of my life; her name is Louise, one of your nurses.