Great New Zealanders

I would like to express my thanks to the kind people of New Zealand.

On January 29, we arrived in Tauranga where I needed help with an unexpected medical problem. I walked into an optometrist where I received the most wonderful care and attention. The optometrist, Karl Fischer, spent a long time checking and diagnosing my problem and was so kind and thorough. He then called a doctor and gave me directions, and I was so moved by this kind man’s care and attention. I arrived at the doctors, where they were expecting me, and only had to wait ten minutes before I was given a prescription.

I am now back home in Australia, and unable to see an eye specialist for several weeks even though my problem could become quite serious.

What a difference between these two countries.

Mr Fischer called me at home yesterday to see how I was managing with my problem and asked if I was managing the medication okay. Such a considerate person. Sadly, I am not able to get such expert, fast help here. We can learn a lot from the Kiwis.

My grateful thanks go to the people concerned, especially Mr Fischer.

J Rushworth, Orient Point,
NSW, Australia (abridged).


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