Last Friday one of our guests at Laguna Serviced Apartments, a doctor Subhash Amin and his lovely wife came for dinner at Theresa’s house as he was leaving to go back to his home in Sydney after a six week stay at Laguna Apartments He came to Toowoomba as a volunteer doctor during the holiday period to help over the busy festive season when a lot of staff are on annual leave. He is a psychiatrist and specialises in mental health.
A truly gentle and compassionate man, originally from India, he has lived in Australia for over 40 years. During his stay at Theresa’s apartments he endeared himself to Theresa and staff alike with his cheerful and compassionate disposition. During his first few days in Toowoomba he mentioned that he felt like leaving as he missed his family and friends and his first grandchild of only two weeks. Very soon after that and many talks and discussions later he settled right in and felt he had made good friends with Theresa and the staff of Laguna Apartments. He made ginger and mint tea every day for Theresa and would tell her of his days activities and talk anonymously of the patients he had helped during the day.
During the last week of his stay he was joined by his lovely wife and he took what time he had to show her around his newly adopted home town of Toowoomba. When they left for Sydney it was like saying goodbye to old friends but with the invitation of always a place to stay when in Sydney it wasn’t a hard sort of parting. The hospitality industry has all sorts of hidden rewards!