2011-08-05 / Letters

Saddened At PHC Closing

Dear Editor,

I am saddened to learn that Peninsula Hospital will be closing soon.

As a former resident of the area I cannot believe a community would allow something like this to happen.

Where will you go with 5-10 minutes to spare with a drowning, heart attack, deep laceration, heat exhaustion, etc.?

Trust me, you will be sorry when your local hospital closes and people die because time is not on your side!

There are plenty of wealthy people in the area who could help bail the hospital out. Oh ... also the people who get nails, hair, etc. done every week could give up one week’s appointment per month and donate that money to PH.

After seeing the kind of care at other larger hospitals in Brooklyn and Queens I can tell you PH is “a diamond in the rough.”

So, I sincerely hope the supposedly “brighter people in NY,“ since I might be considered a “hick from OK” (oh, look online at the beautiful hospitals in Oklahoma City with world class physicians), will look at the numbers, and realize the Rockaways needs PHC.

SARAH TOMPKINS

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