Sharon Muir, Mullumbimby
Three months ago I had a shocking accident when my right foot slipped under a running lawnmower, resulting in a serious foot injury.
Thankfully, emergency staff at Mullumbimby Hospital were there for the initial reassuring care and speedy diagnosis. Four operations later and a month in two consecutive hospitals, I was finally discharged to come home to Mullum.
Aftercare became the domain of the district nurses, who attended my bedside, dressing my wounds for two months.
It is with heartfelt gratitude that I’d like to thank these nurses for the amazing service they offer to our community. They are experienced professionals with bucket loads of empathy, who encouraged every little progress made. Their care was supreme.
It seems to me that nurses are the unsung heroines/heroes of the medical profession, and we are so fortunate to have them in our midst, choosing to do the work they do. I will miss them, as I am now at the stage of learning to walk again, but glad they are there to care for others.
Also, to all my wonderful friends and family in this community and beyond, who have supported me with their love and kindness in a time of great need, Thank you.