I talked to Juslene Wisler, a 54-year-old street vendor sitting outside the gates of the La Paix hospital, and asked her what she thought of plans to build a 24-hour ER there with the help of Candians.
The woman, selling toothpaste, pens, and toilet paper from a woven basket, said it will save lives.
“If you get a sickness at night, you can die,” she said matter-of-factly, as trucks and crammed taxis careen past her. “There are no doctors at night.”
A few hundred feet away inside the hospital walls, Dr. Bob Wickett and nurse Kelly Freeman, volunteers from St. Mary’s General Hospital, are trying to change that. Story in tomorrow's Record.