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Paula & Cindy

An entrance to a cement and wood building with a roof cover witht he words Emergency in english and french

When Cindy asked, “will you take me to the hospital?” Paula knew there was something seriously wrong.

Cindy had been experiencing occasional chest pain for about five months, when it suddenly became unbearable on March 30, 2016. The pain stabbed through her chest and between her shoulder blades, sending her into the fetal position. She knew she needed to get to the hospital.

Within 30 minutes of arriving at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Cindy had been triaged and Internal Specialist Dr. Fahy had been called in. Knowing there was a problem with Cindy’s heart, Dr. Fahy ensured all the proper tests were done so that Cindy could be quickly admitted and treated at our region’s cardiac centre at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket.

11 days, and a quadruple bypass later, Cindy and Paula returned home. The couple credits the incredible staff at Georgian Bay General Hospital for saving her life.

“They {GBGH Emergency Department} were fast, efficient and effective,” says Cindy.

Paula has donated to Georgian Bay General Hospital since moving to Midland in 2013. “I am happy to do my bit to help our hospital whenever I can. We need it and it needs us.”

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