Comox hospital cleaners should wear medals

Dear editor,

I wasn't going to write this letter, but injustice has to be addressed re cleanliness of our hospital.

Dear editor,

I wasn’t going to write this letter, but injustice has to be addressed re cleanliness of our hospital.

I am one of the guards at St. Joseph’s Hospital and when I first started, I saw a female cleaner on her hands and knees cleaning an area on the floor. I asked her what she was doing and she turned and gave me a look that prompted me to do a johnny two step and immediately diverted the direction of my patrol.

As the song goes, I have been everywhere. I patrol the basement, cafe, housekeeping, first-floor med, acute floors, lobby, imaging, 38 Wing, ocean and eagle views, etc.

Everywhere I go I see cleaning staff, to the point where you start to get tired of looking at them. Day shift, afternoon and graveyard, cleaning day after day, week after week, month after month.

If you don’t think that is not hard on your back and nerves, then you are not thinking logically.

In the Soviet Union, they use to give out red stars for outstanding workers. Every cleaner should be wearing one.

As an X-ray technologist, I worked at Lions Gate Hospital, Bulkley Valley District Hospital and 27 years at Peace Arch District Hospital. This is one of the cleanest hospital I ever have been associated with.

Remember, they are cleaning an old hospital, not a new one.

Jack Ferguson,

Comox Valley

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