It was delivered last Monday, in the emergency service of Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital, a funeral branch as a sign of protest by a Madeiran citizen who, dissatisfied with the way he was attended in that service – on September 6 – decided to send not only flowers, but also a letter where he exposed all the arguments that led him to take that gesture.
The delivery of flowers generated some beating between the employees and the health personnel that was in that service. The photo, was eventually sent to our writing and the person responsible for sending the branch made a point of contacting the MJ to explain why the attitude was.
Dinarte Abreu Rodrigues, an employee at a funeral agency, began by clarifying that the sending of flowers was not anonymous, as it had initially been said, and that did so following the way it was treated last week, in the emergency service of the hospital.
He complained of having waited three hours to be attended, despite “the immense pains he felt”. He also said that one of the nurses – not enjoying having heard him say that, if it took longer to go to search for a private health unit – he withdrew the care bracelet that had been put on his arm, a gesture that made him give up and head to the private hospital.
In the letter accompanying the funeral branch and the one that the MJ had access, sent by Dinarte Rodrigues himself, makes a series of “thanks”, in irony tone, not only to the pre-trial team, but also to nurses and doctors.
" My biggest thanks to the nurse who ripped off my identification bracelet with a tremendous speed when I approached and said I couldn’t bear the pains I felt and that if I weren’t answered soon, I would have to go look for service elsewhere… just missed opening a bottle of champagne. Thank you for the encouragement to leave me…", you can read in the missive.
In the document, Dinarte Rodrigues also wrote that he was a “great advocate of the new hospital in Madeira”, but that, currently, he realized that the same “should be useless, if the indignity of the care remains what it is today”.
“Because everyone has the job secured and the salary at the end of the month, if they do anything or do nothing simply, I know that what I write will fall into a bag and may even be the subject of cumbersome laughs… but one thing is certain: the sham serves on many heads. Finally, to the good professionals I apologize, but I did not find any. Appear, claim your rights, above all the right to be recognized as good professionals and to be valued and never confused with those who are stubborn in denigrating the working class of Health. I really and without any irony thank the secretary and the security officer who gave the necessary guidance quickly and precisely. Thank you,” the long letter ends.