I felt it was necessary for me to write to you with the hope you will post this important issue.
This past Saturday, a friend and I were bicycling on Shore Road and Magnolia. We came across an older woman who was face down on the sidewalk. She was unresponsive and bleeding from her face. I assume she was in shock.
Luckily the LB Police were patrolling nearby and came to assist. They immediately called for an ambulance which arrived within 5 minutes. A passerby who happened to be a trained paramedic also came to her aid. Her grandson was there. The woman received medical attention and was transferred to the ambulance.
I asked the ambulance driver which hospital will she be taken to as we don’t have a hospital in Long Beach? HE REPLIED “ I GUESS SOUTH NASSAU.”
Both my friend and I were very disturbed.
A separate incident:
My neighbor’s son was hurt over the weekend and needed medical attention. He told me they went to the clinic in the west end and it was closed!
Please post this on your site. Hopefully other’s will share their experiences to motivate our community leaders to build a desperately needed hospital in our hometown!
Sincerely, Maxine Gantman