Unvaccinated are affecting care for all at our hospitals

I’m hoping you’ll print my thoughts on how the covid-19 virus effects innocent victims in the hospital like my mom.

The covid-19 virus touches everyone in some way these days. Here’s my story: My 96-year-old Mom (still living on her own in her home) was in severe pain requiring me to take her to Providence Hospital’s Colby Campus ER on Aug. 25. We were there for eight to nine hours while they did several tests and a CT scan. Her diagnosis was a bladder infection. They admitted her to the hospital that night. I wasn’t been able to see her as the hospital put a “no visitors” policy in place the next day. My mom had a lengthy stay in the hospital with new health problems brought on by the isolation from no visitors.

I am pleading with everyone to get the covid-19 vaccinations now! We need to stop this virus pandemic before more innocent people are lost. Hundreds of innocent patients in the hospital are needing to have the support and personal contact with their loved ones. Please get your vaccines so the hospital can lift their “no visitors” restriction now.

Pam White


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