Nazarene hospital closure shames us all

Letters, Normal

I REFER to your report “Hospital closes after assault on senior staff” (Dec 21).
It is a shame that the Kudjip Nazarene Hospital is closing its doors following threats and violence against the staff who are working for the good of others.
Our thoughts and prayers go to Dr Bill McCoy and his hard working staff.
We are all ashamed by what we read.
For years, the people of Waghi valley and many other parts of the Highlands have flocked to Kudjip to seek medical attention.
In all these years, the hospital’s neighbours have recognised the huge benefits they receive from the hospital.
But there are some people who have threatened and even attacked hospital staff.
And so once more, we have allowed the minority to terrorise health workers and the majority end up as the biggest losers.
We have seen this happen elsewhere but we believed our people in Jiwaka were more well-behaved.
Apparently, we were wrong and these hooligans have shamed us in the eyes of the world and those who have made great efforts to help us.
We are sorry over the attacks and threats, Dr McCoy.– Lawrence Stephens Sapphire creek, Central province