Opposition to hospice uncaring, unkind

February 23, 2013 

Re Feb. 21 letter by Christa Lewis, “Hospice doesn’t belong in Wildhorse”

Outrageous are the comments made by Ms, Lewis, in my opinion! “Not in my neighborhood” seems to be prevalent in the minds of the uncaring, inhumane and unkind thoughts of some people. You state “the residents of Wildhorse appreciate the work of Mercy Care,” but not in your neighborhood?

Where, in the swamps of the Lowcountry? Put them somewhere out far where it is difficult for family and friends to visit? In my opinion, your view is that of the elitist, uncaring individuals that have not been touched by the loss of a loved one from cancer.

I have been to Tidelands Hospice in Georgetown. The staff is friendly, hardworking, caring and dedicated to the people they serve. It is a quiet and peaceful environment. The last weeks of someone’s life should not have to be in a location stuffed away from “quiet residential neighborhoods” just to accommodate those who wish not to be “marred with a hospital.”

Get over yourself. Maybe volunteering at hospice for a spell would change your attitude.

The writer lives in Murrells Inlet.

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