Tim Shanasy, Byron Bay
If anyone has doubts about our new hospital, then maybe you’ll be interested in this. I was fortunate to have an accident on Saturday mid-afternoon, and was driven to the emergency department.
It was quiet, and I was ushered into one of the swish bays to be attended to. The fine workmanship of finish, colour scheme, LED lighting, acoustics and general architecture had me transfixed, trying to get a reality check, as my belief system had me alternating through what seemed to be a spaceship, then luxury submarine, but then possibly a hospital again. Quite a wondrous distraction, between the efforts of the highly competent doctors and nurses with many decades of raw experience, with all the modern gear to boot, to help determine a good outcome.
Was I afraid of dying? Heck no. This was entertainment to die for. Almost!
Upon being discharged after two hours, I couldn’t help realising just how incredibly lucky we are to have some of the best coastal lifestyles on the planet and to also have this remarkable recovery facility sitting at Ewingsdale, just in case any of us needs it. So if you loved the old hospital, as I did, and you’re a bit sceptical of the new one, as I was, then be patient to be a patient, then see what you think.