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Thank goodness for Health Services

I have long wished to expose my thoughts on the CHS (Concordia Health Services) and this is my opportunity (CTR, January 27, "Visits to our Health Services rival the volume in ERs").

When I found out I might have cancer two years ago, the circumstances surrounding the diagnosis were troubling, to say the least. My cancer had developed as a result of the incompetence of a physician who had not advised me of a positive PAP test the preceding year.

Terrorized by the news, I immediately sought the help of Concordia Health Services. The personnel at CHS took me under their wing, retrieved my test results earlier than with the other physicians, and within 24 hours, I was in a specialist's office being scheduled for emergency surgery.

I am now surviving cancer very well. And the nursing staff and doctors at Health Services are still looking after me. They have made it known to me that I can call any time or drop by for information, consultation, or just a report on how I am doing.

I am eternally grateful to them for their services and friendship.

Although I complain about the working conditions at Concordia, this episode has made me realize just how fortunate we are to have such an efficient and caring service in the present context of health in Quebec.

- A staff member who wishes to remain anonymous

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