To the editor:
Over the past many years my family and I have had a close relationship with our hospital. It is a very special place for our whole community. It must be treated as such. It deserves the best we have to offer.
The spirit and joie de vivre of the entire hospital staff is essential in maintaining the highest standards. The entire staff should be the best, should be well paid and not contracted out to save a few dollars.
When hospital cleaning services were contracted out there was a morose feeling within the halls. This depressed feeling increased when food services were contracted out and because the food is so unappetizing much more food is wasted.
Believe it or not, one of the happiest aspects of the hospital staff are the laundry services. The workers always have smiles on their faces and add an uplifting atmosphere to the whole hospital.
Dismantling another of these important public services is a terrible idea and can only go to decrease the general quality of care in the hospital.