July 31st 2008 is a date that will be forever etched in my memory. It was the day I had a heart attack.
Fortunately I live in an area and a country that has a world-class medical system. An ambulance arrived within 10 minutes and they whisked me into the emergency ward. With expert attention I survived to tell the tale. Now, 5 years later, I had an appointment for my final check.
My appointment was to be at the state of the art “Gold Coast University Hospital”. It opened it’s doors for business only 7 weeks ago and it is an overwhelmingly intricate labyrinth of buildings and walkways. First challenge was to find a car park (and remember where it was) in the 7 story 1200 parking bays. From there it was a search along walkways, down lifts, through connecting passageways. Fortunately there were volunteers to help the many confused patients find their way.
Of course I had my camera with me and it was a great window snapping opportunity.
I’m very pleased to report that I was given a clean bill of health (though it was suggested I lose a small amount of weight!!!)
The new $1.76 billion Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) is attached to the Griffith University and has led a major expansion of public health services on the Gold Coast. GCUH will be one of Queensland’s largest clinical teaching and research facilities. It will provide specialised health services that meet the needs of patients as well as the learning requirements of our future clinicians.
As we made our way back to the car park we heard the gentle sounds of a guitar and turning a corner we saw this busker.
Dawn from ” The day after” has a challenge to find windows and post them each week. I love these Word Press challenges they open your eyes to the world around you. I also enjoy looking through all the other interesting and varied windows from around the world. Go to Dawns link, you may have some windows you can show us.