Medical care among the best

I was impressed with the speed and efficiency of the medical staff in both Abbotsford and Royal Columbian Hospitals.

On Aug. 3, I had a heart attack.

We were staying in Abbotsford with our grandchildren while their parents were away. In the morning I went golfing in Chilliwack, where I live, and experienced chest pains.

I thought it was only indigestion, so I finished the 18 holes.

Upon arrival in Abbotsford, my wife took me to the emergency ward, where nurses quickly realized I was having a heart attack.

They readied me for transport to the Royal Columbian Hospital, where doctors and nurses went into action.

Special thanks to nurse Lexie McLellan for her TLC, and to Dr. Chan, who quickly unblocked the blood vein that caused the problem.

During my life I have worked in many countries in Europe and the Middle East, and have some knowledge of their health care systems.

I was impressed with the speed and efficiency of the medical staff in both Abbotsford and Royal Columbian Hospitals.

These doctors and nurses are real professionals, and we should all be thankful we have such people when emergencies arise, because, in my opinion, they rank right up there with the best in the world.

These kudos are genuine, because I am not connected with health care, and I did not/will not vote Liberal.

Terry Biggar