Duck Paterson

When my wife Tracy had a heart attack, doctors at NRGH told us that Tracy was going to have to go to Victoria, as Nanaimo does not have the facilities to deal with heart attacks, but they were waiting to hear back from the Victoria hospital as to when they can take her. After being told, by Victoria, ‘we’ll get back to you’, four or five times, they put my wife and an accompanying nurse in an ambulance and off to Victoria they went. The medical staff, associated with NRGH, are the best, but the lack of proper facilities to treat folks in life threatening situations is becoming drastic for the people of upper Vancouver Island.