To the Ladies Auxiliary of Gold River:
On behalf of the myself, Dr. Yeomans, and Dr. Clark at the Gold River Medical Centre, I would like to offer our sincere thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary for your most generous gift of a bedside ultrasound. This piece of equipment is a vitally important tool used for the rapid diagnosis of serious internal injury, and for obtaining IV access when veins are not easily seen or felt. This technology is the standard of emergency care for injured patients, particularly in rural areas where there are no surgeons, radiologists, or CT machines.
There have been some questions about whether our new ultrasound in Gold River will eliminate the need to travel to Campbell River or Comox for booked ultrasounds, and the answer is no, because ultrasound exams booked at the hospital are done for an entirely different purpose. Hospital ultrasound exams provide detailed measurements of internal structures such as dimensions of a developing fetus, aneurysms, heart valves, blood clots, tumours, cysts, organs, muscles, etc., which helps physicians to offer early prenatal care to pregnant women, and to treat patients with chronic diseases such as heart disease or cancer.
Our ultrasound in Gold River will enable our doctors to determine, for example, whether an accident victim has a ruptured liver, or a punctured lung, or a broken bone – information that helps us determine the appropriate immediate care to stabilize and transport those with critical injuries. This machine has already been used this week in caring for ill and injured patients!
We are so grateful for your generosity, and for all you do to support our medical clinic.
With sincere thanks,
Dr. Kathy Durante
On behalf of the Gold River Cat Society, I’d like to thank the following for their voluntary assistance over the past few years. For fostering, Daniel Kornylo, Marianne Flam, The Dakin Family, Al Slack, Wendy Smith, Ovide Bertrand, Sharon Alstrup we thank you. Your help is greatly appreciated. And for feeding the main colony members at the Gold Crest, I want to say a special thanks to Ovide Bertrand, Monika Cyron, and Wendy and Ken Smith.
Without these people, the task of getting cats the help they need would have been impossible.
To the people of Gold River:
We, the family of Dan Lockhart, would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your selfless participation in the many searches for him, and for your outpouring of kindness and support since he has gone missing.
Dan’s love of this community began several years ago, when he became an engineer at the pulp mill. In those days he was always proud to welcome us as visitors from Victoria, showing us the many wonderful sights and feeding us Steelhead, Halibut, or Cod caught one of his many fishing excursions. Those were the best days of his life, and those happy memories are what drew him to return home to Gold River when he was no longer able to work.
Here, in Gold River, he found an exceptional community who welcomed and embraced him despite his health challenges. We have always appreciated your acceptance of Dan, and that appreciation has grown with your current efforts.
Myrtle Lockhart and Sue Adams
(Dan’s Mom and sister)