Hospital without a doctor
On Tuesday, August 27, I had the misfortune of injuring my head, leaving a nasty gash that was to the bone.
The accident happened at 3 pm arrived at Cootamundra Hospital emergency at 3.30 pm.
I was attended to quite quickly by the Triage Nurse who cleaned my wound and advised me that my injury would need stitching, she explained the Doctor on call was in Wagga until 6 pm and then a local Doctor would take over.
I was also informed that I may have to go to Wagga to have the procedure.
At 6 pm after being there for two and a half hours I was told that in fact no doctor would be on call at all.
We decided we would drive to Temora Hospital to have my head attended to.
Upon, arriving at Temora Hospital, the Nurse checked my injury, rang a doctor, the doctor arrived within twenty minutes and stitched my wound, all this was accomplished in one hour.
I have nothing but admiration for our Nurses but, really a hospital with no doctor, is like a school without Teachers.
I know that we live in a regional area but surely even country people have a right to be treated by at doctor in a hospital.
Not only can't you see a doctor in a hospital you can't make an appointment to see a doctor in Cootamundra.
Greg (Grumpy) Fisher
Section doesn't apply
Re Geoff Field, 'Decision doesn't add up', Cootamundra Herald 30 August 2019, attempts once more to baffle readers by quoting non-sensical references; this time in relation to the conviction and lost appeal of Cardinal Pell.
Not satisfied with providing inaccurate information on climate change, and allocating quotes to the wrong people, Mr Field now tries to salvage something of Cardinal Pell's reputation by the use of erroneous references.
Mr Field quotes Section 314 of the Victorian Crimes Act 1958. Section 314 of the Act refers only to perjury and has absolutely nothing to do with Cardinal Pell's conviction.
The requirement of having the prosecution prove that a statement made is false relates to a person charged with perjury.
The witness against Pell was not charged with perjury so Section 314 of the Victorian Crimes Act 1958 does not apply in this case.
It would be appropriate if Letters to the Editor were fact checked before publication.
However, I can assure Mr Field that I will be fact checking anything he has published in the future.
Mike Sargent, Cootamundra
Traffic lights at Temora/Parker intersection
I must write and hope I reflect what others too are thinking: get some traffic lights at the Temora and Parker intersection before someone, even a precious guide dog, are hurt.
Why would our ratepayers, council, or other local organisations need to pay for this when it may be the responsibility of a higher, larger government department to help.
Certainly, our Representatives can understand that this intersection is on the Olympic Highway.
Surely it is important that it is also at the corner of a terrific Catholic School, from K-10.
We have NO traffic lights in our town.
Surely it is about time to stop traffic and let people pass in safety.
How would I feel when an accident happens and I did not write in about this.
This is a problem intersection.
Elizabeth Bennett, Cootamundra