The really sad, unacceptable aspect of our still often inadequate, poor medical care system in Canada is that our pretentious governments do not manage it at all, as a result it has a lot of short comings, serious short comings one tends to find out only when one gets sick and goes to the doctors, hospitals.. and why does our governments, leader not care? they are still getting paid to look after us firstly.. and unless that is changed for them they will continue that way too.. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/hospital-deaths-account-for-half-of-deaths-annually/
Last Monday FEB 22, I had now met in the emergency ward of the MONTREAL WEST ISLAND Pointe Claire Lakeshore General Hospital a patient who was next to my father, As you know my father was admitted here also due to cardiac failure, water on the lung on Monday now, M Bergeron ( NOT HER REAL NAME ) M Bergeron now she had fallen on the street on the ice had broken her arm, and had also hurt her hip. The hospital had put a cast on her arm, and next the emergency room, triage nurses had wrongfully tried repeatedly to force the patient to walk so that she could be discharged. The patient was crying in agony in pain while the cruel, despotic, unsympathetic nurses at the LGH were forcing her to walk in my witness as well. And days later the same patient was still in the same bed and had not received any appropriate treatment for her leg, she now was transferred to the overflow ward where she was next forgotten by her original doctor, even though finally it was confirmed that she did have a fractured hip. I am confident that had she been a young person she would have got the treatment within 24 hours. On Friday Feb 26, now five days later, the nurse on her morning rounds discovers M Bergeron had now a high temperature, was vomiting, and had diarrhea, and M Bergeron was send to the isolation room in the same section. The Nurse next phoned a new doctor from the ER to come and see her which he did about 10.30 AM, THAT SHE TOO NOW HAD THE nova VIRUS, FOOD POISONING VIRUS, THAT WAS RAMPANT ON THE FOURTH FLOOR, the LGH orthopedic ward, so also it was very likely the visiting doctor from the orthopedic floor who had visited her in the first emergency center that passed it on to her, cause she was not seen by any doctors in the overflow section prior to today, and I have been there for the whole week now too with my father. The new emergency doctor phoned the original doctor in my presence and complained to him he had neglected his patient. M Bergeron and arranges medical tests CT scan for her, which were done about 3.00 pm today. About 7.00 pm next during evening shift M Bergeron had shit in her diaper and she as I had heard had called both senior nurses on duty to change her diaper, and they had refused to do so, it was supposedly below their dignity to do so, AND THE MALE ORDERLY HAD GONE FOR HIS BREAK, AND SO M Bergeron SHE LAY THERE IN HER SHIT, AND M Bergeron HAD NEXT ASKED ME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. SHE ALSO COMPLAINED TO ME SHE WAS FREEZING IN HER ISOLATION ROOM, AND I TALKED TO THE NURSES ON DUTY BUT THE NURSES ON DUTY THIS EVENING NOW STILL REFUSED TO CHANGE HER DIAPER AND COULD NOT HELP HER WITH THE HEAT PROBLEM.
NOW WHAT KIND OF ACCEPTABLE MEDICAL SERVICES IS THIS NOW? NOW I WANT THE ORIGINAL DOCTOR CRIMINAL PROSECUTED FOR FAILING TO MEET HER MEDICAL NEEDS, AND THE TWO ATTENDING EVENING NURSES NOW AS WELL for failing to changer her soiled diaper.. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/and-now-how-many-more-are-there-like-him/
I know from personal experiences and that even of another family member, My father, the after Emergency Hospital visit medical follow services at McGill University Hospitals especially such as the Montreal Jewish General Hospital, and the Lake shore General Hospital tend to be very pathetic, unacceptably disastrous, really bad, inadequate compared to other Hospitals.. I saw firsthand how my own father got poor, useless medical follow-up in the last 2 years at the LGH. Now one in 20 Canadians who has a heart attack – a common cause of rehospitalization – is urgently readmitted within a month of being discharged, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Now also include some other common serious sickness as well. An analysis published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine showed the chances of rehospitalization only increase over time. Generally, the sicker the patient and the longer and more frequently they spent time in hospitals, the greater their chances of dying or being rehospitalized. For one example, many patients who leave hospital with chronic illnesses such as heart failure or diabetes are at high risk of being readmitted. But often, they are left to cope on their own. Many patients do not get clear instructions on what medications they should be taking, and they frequently have difficulties making additional, specific doctor appointments to continue treatment outside the hospital. A number of patients return because they do not have access to a competent family doctor and so are regular users of the emergency room.
Medical reports awaited on three drug mistakes at children’s hospital Vancouver Sun - March 1, 2010 CALGARY – One year after several medication errors at Alberta Children’s Hospital, there are still lingering questions about what went wrong in the three cases – including two non-fatal drug overdoses
Now speaking about useless medical care, deaths.. Relocate all the doctor’s offices and related tests to the local Hospitals and have them work the evening shifts, there for a start.. 4 to 12 pm, What you did not notice that many local Hospital facilties are not being even used evenings?
You should know by now the standard tests that most Doctors prescribe, X-rays and EKG’s, etc., now tend to be propitious, basic, pretentious, too often useless, a waste of tax payer’s money as well especially if you are seriously ill.. That is cause there are good and bad doctors, and most of them seem to be bad these days. Don’t believe me find out for yourself.. I recently saw 4 incompetent doctors who ran the same useless tests, cause they did not know what else to do in fact.. needless to say they were of no legitimate, adequate help to me.. yes they admitted there was a problem they were unfamiliar with though.. so what.. what about their real medical help? I measure real results not the degrees they supposedly do have..
Doctors are ordering tests or procedures not based on the ACTUAL need but a RIGHTFUL CONCERN OF LIABILITY or increasing their income is still the biggest waste of health care dollars STILL… http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/27/why-heart-attacks-often-kill-still/
Meanwhile a Toronto doctor is facing a disciplinary hearing over allegations he approved special meal allowances for people on welfare and disability programs according to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. Roland Wong, said he continues to approve applications for the special diet but only if he believes patients have an underlying medical condition that qualifies them for the financial supplement. “Today, I signed maybe five, four,” he said. “Sometimes more, depends.” He accused the auditor general of having a very “slanted view” of the program, and suggested he should be looking instead at the woefully inadequate support payments paid to people in need. Wong said he wasn’t overly concerned about the disciplinary hearing because it was based on a complaint laid against him by a municipal councillor. “This is a case of politicians against a physician, not the patient against the physician,” he said. The Special Diet Allowance provides up to $250 per month to a person on social assistance who requires special foods for such conditions as diabetes. Councillor Doug Holyday said . “This can’t go on.” http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/torsun/091209/canada/doc_faces_probe_over_dietary_payouts
Quebec and other provinces have no such adequate help program and why?
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Mean while a Whitby law firm is filing a $20-million class action against Moonshin Tattoo in Mississauga and the Peel Region Health Department, alleging that the parlour used unsterilized needles when tatooing as many as 3,000 people over a four-year period — exposing them to possible diseases. It’s the second such lawsuit filed by lawyers Todd J. McCarthy and Sean A. Brown, of Flaherty Dow Elliott & McCarthy — former legal home of federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty — which earlier sued Longhorn Custom Body Art, an Oshawa tattoo studio, in a $10-million lawsuit after Durham Region health authorities urged 2,000 clients to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. The suit alleges that health authoritues were required by law to inspect the tatoo parlour at least once a year. The claim alleges the first inspection at Moonshin took place in early 2005, shortly after the tattoo parlour opened. However, the suit claims that next inspection was not until Feb. 11, 2009, and found that as many as 3,000 individuals may have been exposed to equipment that was not adequately sterilized.
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