To The Daily Sun,
I lost a friend this week to the ravages of alcoholism. I brought her to Concord Hospital E.D. hoping that the hospital could provide the help she desperately needed to combat this disease.I spoke with health care providers at the hospital that day, requesting she be either admitted or transferred to a rehab facility. I was told there was no place for her to go.
I can’t help but wonder how many individuals with such problems they turn away.
Concord Hospital is medically insensitive to someone willingly presenting at the E.D. for help and being told that there was no feasible options for treatment and recovery. This is unacceptable and unconscionable. I know people consider alcoholism different from those suffering from other chronic diseases.
I urge the hospital to initiate a program that effectively treats this disease and give sufferers, their families and friends the support they desperately need. It’s not inconvenient it is imperative.
Elisabeth Strang, CHE
- Written by Edward Engler
- Category: Letters
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