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Frontline deserves our thanks

To the editor:

Re: To all the nurses at Kelowna General Hospital.

Last week I was scheduled to have some testing done at the Cath Lab. When I went in, I was treated extremely well by all the nurses and staff on duty and was impressed by how concerned they were for their patients peace of mind and comfort when preforming their duties and keeping one well informed with what was about to take place.

It just dumbfounds me that when our illustrious politicians want a raise of between 30 and 50 per cent it is passed without dissent that same morning they vote on it, yet when it comes to the people who are providing us with this fantastic care they have to settle for zero, zero and zero.

Possibly, if some of the executives weren’t being paid such ludicrous salaries with extravagant bonuses along with awesome payouts and gold-plated pensions, there would be a little more for the people who actually provide the services we all so dearly covet.

It always seems that the ones who make it possible for the upper echelon to be so handsomely paid are the ones who are constantly told by them that there is no money for them even if it is just the cost of living.

We all need health care at some time and education is tantamount to our future as a province along with many other services we take for granted, so next time you have need of one of these services let these front line workers know how much you appreciate their dedication and effort even if it is with just a simple, thank you.

John D. Grant,

Kelowna

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