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The future for Stelmach, board chair of Covenant Health: “Marie and I are looking forward to giving all our grandkids a big hug. In the spring we’ll host a wiener roast, with everyone home on the farm.”
Sharing our collective appreciation, gratitude and respect Sunday for our front line hospital workers was Dr. Zaheer Lakhani, board chair of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation.
“This time last year, none of us would have imagined that within a few short weeks we would be facing the ravages of a devastating, invisible enemy that has touched the lives, and in so many cases, the livelihoods, of every single one of us in one way or another,” said the cardiologist.
“However, this time next year, looking back I know that many of us will recall with gratitude the amazing resilience, kindness, creativity and commitment of our fellow Albertans who stepped up at this time of need in so many ways, bringing us hope and reminding us of the meaning of community. To those amazing volunteers, we all say a sincere thank you.”
He added that on behalf of the Foundation, he wanted to express collective heartfelt thanks to every frontline hospital team member at every level of service in this continuing battle.
“While we may be a large and hugely capable facility, the Royal Alexandra Hospital and hugely capable facility, the Royal Alexandra Hospital is also under enormous strain, not only in our intensive care units that tend to the sickest of us, but in virtually every outpatient unit trying to cope with daily unprecedented challenges,” said Lakhani.