Ministry

Visiting contentment

Jan 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Ministry

A brass plaque on the wall declared that the hospital extension had been opened by the Minister for Health in 2004. Perhaps it had still retained the semblance of a hospital a decade ago, now its function was as a community care unit, or some other similar nomenclature, reduced to half of its former capacity, it now provides short-term respite care.

Sitting in the day room, we looked out at steadily falling sleet, winter’s latest half-hearted attempt at asserting itself.

“I heard someone won more than fifty million on the Lotto,” …