Mackenzie Health

March 20th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

My one-year old was brought to the hospital at noon by paramedics. He pushe back ha high chair and opened the back of his head. I arrive after he was brought emerge. My mother was in the ambulance with him. I went to the nurse that checked him first and was greeted with immediate attitude that started with “as I already explained to the person who was here….”. Yes, but I am his mother. I asked her if there is concern for bleeding or cracking of the skull. She replied with “how would I know? I don’t have x-ray vision.”  To that I replied, neither do I, should we run some tests? She said no and asked me to go wait in the unit he was sent to. There we say with 15 other peiople in “minor injuries” and waited. All were adults who sat and waited. None of them were complaining of pain or showing signs of distress. My one year old was bleeding with an open head and screaming at the top of his lungs. We asked if we could get some space. Another claimed that everyone would like more space and if she took care of us everyone would complain. I find it doubtful because everyone looked at his open head in shock. They kept asking us if he will be ok. My husband arrived and he asked her the same question. She responded with “I already told you there is a line”. He said that this is a baby and a little different. She claimed my baby is no different than all the adults waiting. My husband disagreed. So she felt he was invading her personal space and called 6 security officers. He talked to them rationally and we explained calmly. Security understood and gave us a room immediately. It took them 3 more hours once admitted to do the job. I must say it was the worst car ever. It was the worst treatment ever. We as worried parents felt we could not approach the staff and they all seem distress by people simply approaching them. I am not sure what they expect, it’s emerge. Shut this place down already.

william osler

March 19th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

I have been exposed to poor service as I was forced to sit in a hallway in a gown all night. I was not given any food or pillows however was expected to stay in the hallway with several other patients who were also in crisis. This exhaserbated my anxiety and made it very difficult to relax. In fact I believe it made my anxiety heighten and get to a level I was not comfortable with.

Please don’t make me disrobe only to the wait with strangers in a pu lic hallway. I believe this is unethical and inhumane.

Barbara Kemeny-Maternity Care Midwives-Barbara kemeny

March 16th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

This Midwife clinic supports sexual assault of women. If what I’m about to say is false, then i would get sued by the two criminals and cowards i’m about to mention, but it will never happen. Barbara kemeny and Dianne Pudas of Maternity Care Midwives are big supporters of sexual assault on women and big supporters of not following the Health Care Consent Act. In fact, i don’t think they understand healthcare laws. Barbara Kemeny and Dianne Pudas force women to spread their legs and undergo a vaginal exam after they have denied this procedure. This is a severe violation of the Health Care Consent Act and considered an assault on a patient. When it occurs in a patients private area it is considered a form of a sexual assault. I have some words of advice. If any healthcare practitioner tries to coerce you to consent to a procedure that you have denied, just simply agree to consent. When signing the consent form just make sure to clearly write down that you are consenting under duress. Proceed to file a complaint with the patient ombudsman, the hospital in which it took place, and most importantly with the College of Midwives Ontario. This will stop people like the two criminals Barbara Kemeny and Dianne Pudas dead in their tracks from doing the procedure you have denied, because they will surely lose their career and face serious legal consequences.

Credit valley hospital Mississauga

March 14th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

STOP KILLERs

 

 

Hello
On the 2nd of Jan 2017 my baby (3 months old) got so sick and had a fever that reached more than 40c back then , I called the ambulance and they arrived and took my baby to the emergency
I kept waiting for around 10 hours (the whole timing)
As I was waiting for hours I got so nervous and I knew my baby’s fever was so high so I asked the nurse their -she was huge with moustache) I can recognize her if I see her again- asked her to check my baby’s fever as it’s too high, she refused , I insisted politely and told her it’s a baby and it might become severe and serious, she refused and said wait for your turn , she broke my heart as I felt my baby is suffering and making noises that she is really suffering I felt so bad , after half an hour I asked another nurse to check my baby temperature and she did , she found out it was 39.8 (almost 40) she ran quickly and get Advil for my baby , my baby was not responding at all , that was terrible, and then she sent me back to waiting area to wait again , the Dr cannot see her before her turn and it seems they don’t care if something serious happens to my baby (3 months old), after all , waiting and waiting and panicking and suffering ( as if I went to slaves hospital not humanbeings) the dr saw her and did urin test , then she said she has nothing go back home and don’t come back unless she faints , that shocked me , it was the worst that happens to me ever , I kept standing there holding my baby and wanted to see th doctor again as I didn’t believe what they are saying , the nurse told me aggressively: what are you still doing here? I said I want to see the doctor again , of course they refused and sent me back home with nothing, they only said to give my baby Tylenol when ever she has a fever and that’s it.
I asked to take a copy of the urine test they did , and sent it to my friend that is a doctor, she told me it shows that my baby has urine infection, I got shocked again , I took my baby right away to a walk in clinic and they recommended to go straight away to Sick kids hospital, I went there with my baby’s temperature 40.3 , she was not responding and almost dying, I was as crying and felt that it’s the end of the world .
They did everything they should do at the hospital and found out that she had urine infection and blood infection and kidney infection, they waited until late hour to send me to St Joseph hospital as they didn’t have vacancies and they couldn’t sent us to st Joseph hospital before my baby’s temperature gets down , once it got down at 2 am they sent us in ambulance to St Joseph , my baby has serious severe sickness and stayed for 11 days at the hospital
Since then she is having antibiotics until today , which is More than three months on antibiotics and still continuing
All of the because of the credit valley hospital that because of their carelessness and not doing their job probably and being not humanitarian at all
The infection spreads all over my baby’s body , it was only urine infection when I went there and because of them it became unrine , blood and kidney infection
They broke my heart as a mom and made my baby (3 months old) suffer and coasted the government a lot a lot of money to cure my baby
I’m asking you to do an action against all doctors and nurses who are causing severe sickness and might lead to death

P.S
All required documents are available on request

Regards
Samah Ghandour
Mom of Alzain Zara Alfailakawi (the patient)
6475715701

Cathy Covino-Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre-Cathy Covino-How To Stand Up For Your Rights And Destroy The Careers Of Law Breaking HealthCare Practitioners.

March 9th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

Jean Bartkowiak who is the current President & CEO at TBRHSC runs a hospital whose staff sexually assaults patients. If what I’m about to say is false, then that coward Jean Bartkowiak along with the other criminal cowards i will mention in this review would sue me, but it will never happen. The staff at this hospital sexually assault patients by coercing them into consenting to procedures that they have denied which is a severe violation of the Health Care Cosent Act. Here’s a list of people who know that this happens but have not done anything about it. Supporters of sexual assault on patients include: Andree Robichaud who was the former President & CEO of this hospital and allowed it to happen, Dr. Bill McCready who took over for Andree Robichaud as President & CEO and did nothing to resolve the issue except deny it to me, Cathy Covino who is the director of Quality & Risk Management and thinks its ok for hospital staff to violate the law and sexually assault patients as long as the patients don’t file a complaint about it, Dr.Rhonda Crocker Ellacott EVP Patient Services & Chief Nursing Executive, Dr. Mark Henderson EVP Patient Services, Dr. Gordon Porter Chief of Staff and Erica Moorhouse Manager of Labour & Delivery (this woman has no clue about healthcare laws). Sexual assault of patients is also supported by Barbara Kemeny who is the chief of midwifery at TBRHSC (this evil clueless lady actually thinks its legal to force patients to submit to medical procedures). Barbara Kemeny believes it’s ok to force a woman to spread her legs and be violated even after a woman has denied this procedure. Here are some words of advice. If anyone at this hospital tries to coerce you into consenting to a procedure that you have refused, and the staff continues to threaten you, then simply agree to consent to the procedure. When consenting to the procedure, just clearly write on the consent form that you are consenting under duress. You can then proceed to file a complaint with the patient ombudsman, whichever college applies to the person who coerced you such as the college of nurses ontario if it was a nurse, and file a complaint with the hospital as well. This will stop the staff dead in their tracks from continuing to coerce you because it will surely lead to the end of their career.

Grey Nuns, Edmonton Alberta

March 6th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

The admitting desk at the Grey Nuns is absolutely horrible! the lady we had to deal with dismissed my Dad and I when my Dad had a medical emergency. She couldn’t have been bothered to even get out of her chair. My dad was losing a lot of blood I am talking huge amounts, spitting up blood in the waiting room and the lady could not care.. It took another nurse walking by to rush him into care. The lady at admitting was full of attitude and she was completely rude and showed no compassion. This was the worst night of our lives and instead of being treated like a patient we were treated like garbage. I am in awe that the lady in admitting has a job. If I treated people in the same manner that she treated us, I would find myself without a job. If she can’t show compassion or respect to those in need, she shouldn’t be in the medical field. or perhaps she should take some courses to better herself as she is the first face we see when we get there…It has been two days since the incident and I am still angry with the lack of care.. I would not recommend this hospital to anyone.. If you are able to make it to another hospital.. go the extra mile. nothing is worse than being dismissed when you need care and attention and you are scared beyond belief.

Calgary Foothill Hospital parking

March 5th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

Hi, I purchased a weekly parking pass (Feb 21-27,2017) from Alberta Health Service at Foothill Hospital parking office in the basement of Women’s Health Centre. A parking office attendant who sold me the pass told me that I could park any of the indoor or outdoor parking lots.

On Feb 23, I was very surprised when I received a parking ticket from U of Calgary so I brought it to the same parking service attendant. Then she told me that I could park in any lot except for the one I parked in. She also told me that I should appeal this parking ticket.

I don’t understand why the parking office attendant didn’t have the proper parking information to provide me. If I would have known this particular parking lot is belong to U of Calgary, I wouldn’t have parked in that lot. There is no sign or notice that can be identified easily the difference between the Foothill Hospital parking lots and the only one U of Calgary parking lot in the Foothill Hospital.

It is really not fair as I already paid the weekly parking pass of $40 and now I also have to pay a ticket of $60. I hope someone would help me to resolve this issue!

Thank you for your attention

Powell River Hospital

March 2nd, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

Committed a sane man unjustly.(Malpractice)Dr head. Your sign= Abuse of the general public. This is where I am at. I have spoken to a class action law firm in Vancouver. To whom who cares,

My name is Jason Foran, I moved to powell river from Roberts Creek, B.C. with a friend  to start up my painting company and continue producing music and art.

The first job myself and my friend did was for lisa anderson and reginald newmark. We were both ripped off, me for 8000.00+Damages to many valuable personal items. My friend 900.00+ I had paid him out of my pocket for them until they paid him another 500.00 and lisa threatened my friend and told him that he would never see his 5 year old daughter again, threatened a 5 year old girl… The police report if not tampered with can explain the other two pages of criminal actions taken against myself and my friend by mainly lisa and reginald backing her up because he is scared of her.

I filled at small claims for the case with lisa and reginald.

I called the police twice while lisa was damaging all my person items and damaging my vehicles and nothing. They sat there and watched and did not enforce the law.

lisa had someone steel my motorcycle helmet. I tracked it down and reported it to the police at which time the police took it and told me I would get it back in three days. I called them and wrote them for months until I showed up at the station demanding the helmet.

Not long after I got my helmet back I was visited by an officer kicking down my door asking me for a drivers license that I was told would be in the mail. I had a temporary.

The officer then threw me down on my back porch without any notice of what was going on. Then my house was surrounded by police withing 1-2 minutes and several of them came in my yard with police vehicles surrounding my house on all sides. They were purposefully very intimidating using all kinds of entrapment techniques.
My skate board was stolen from my house.The police stole my skateboard because it was missing when I got back. I was the only one there. It was there when they took me down to the station and the doors were locked when I came back and my cell phone was stolen with the incriminating evidence on it not long after…

They brought me down to the police station while several police surrounded me there while asking me to walk a straight line… After that… They brought me down to get a psychiatric evaluation of which Dr head committed me for no reason.

Then Dr Ramirez questioned me far outside of the relevance of what was going on and asked me if I knew anyone in the United States, asked me who I told this information to. Many questions about who I knew and who I had told…

She released me and deemed me totally sane.

Not long after that while I was playing music in my studio in the basement 2 days before the small claims court hearing settlement conference at roughly 9 or 10 o-clock the police show up at my door again and again with no reason they put me if cuffs and again brought me down to the police station and put me in a cell for the night and again brought me to the Hospital for psychiatric evaluation…

The local businesses around my house all stated acting condescending to me. Any time I would go out I would see the same vehicles following me around progressively as well a few with vehicles that started circling my house, ie; wood chippers, garbage trucks, recycling trucks, cement trucks…

I had two bikers in full dress park out front of my house staring directly at me on my porch for 10 minutes straight without looking away.

I was enrolled in community futures and I was on par or advanced from the other students in excellent rapport with the instructor. The program dropped me weeks before the business could launch with no reason given…

The Patricia theater across from the two story house is was renting in a good neighborhood was hosting a multicultural week with the Rotary club sponsoring in part the event. Being an artist I thought it would be a good time to put up my art in the windows and on the porch of which none of it was anything offensive to anyone including children of any race or religion.

Two nights after I put up my art again the police show up at my door. They asked concerned as they have done every time they pulled these tricks if there was anyone else in the house… ( They were concerned with No witnesses.) They put me in hand cuffs again and held me against my will with no reason other than the ones they keep making up for reasons I am not sure of.

Conclusively I believe I was blacklisted. So many laws were broken including the window out of my house by the nazi neighbor.

I am a Christian man. My mother and my grandmother were as well Christians. After not praying for over 30 years… In the middle of all this going on I did not know who else to turn to seeing everyone was for treating me as so I prayed to god.

I had a spiritual experience.

Thank you for your time,

Jason Foran

Foranapplications

foran.jason.1@gmail.com

Trillium hospital mississauga

March 1st, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

Extreamly disapointed in this hospital over the past 2 years. Im not sure what has changed, but the quality of care has significantly decreased! After being told by not one not two but 3 people not to go to this hospital due to poor communication,lack of doctors and ridiculous lack for quality checking all is well. I still went with faith that my 19 month old daughter would get the care she needed.

 

After being there since 1300 we waited until almost 1800 to finally see the doctor for a diagnosis. He indicated they would start fluids and a cathider to check and assure my daughter did not have a urinary tract infection. We sat there for 2 n half hours to only be told….”oh we accidently discharged her and can no longer find the chart!!!! My daughter is 19months and had already been here all day and has had enough! Mind you, the nurses who were just on coming we re kind and appologetic…that is not the conccern. How do u discharge a toddler and let us sit there for 2 n a half hours when she is dehydrated and supposed to be on fluids!!!!! Im extreamly frustrated with this hospital and the lack of organization! Lack of doctors and disgusting waiting room that had dirt and vomit in the corner of the wall and vomit on the chairs that patients are supposed to sit on. (Recliner chairs had vomit by the hinges near the arm and leg rests) absolutly disgusted latley with this hospital and seriously questioning the health care there.

 

Hopfully someone actually cares and follows up with conern and tries to get this hospital back on track.

Trillium Health Centre

February 28th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

my father was diagnosed in hospital with appendicitis, he was not operated on until 12 hours later, instead of immediately. He suffered immense pain, and his appendix burst during surgery which caused further complications causing an infection, long hospital stay, blocked bowels and severe pain post surgery. Upon his arrival at the hospital, he presented with signs and symptoms of appendicitis however was not issued proper testing for appendicitis till several hours later, once the test came back and confirmed it was appendicitis, as stated abound, he didn not receive surgery till 12 hours later. I find this wait time and the lack of medical attention very unsettling.

Vancouver General, Diabtetes Clinic

February 27th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

The staff there NEVER respond to telephone requests for information about upcoming appointments. I , and my father, ahve left numerous messages but no one has ever called back so if I do have an appointment and don’t know about it I’m damned if I will be saddled with a no-show fee

credit valley hospital, Mississauga

February 23rd, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

Recently had a very bad and embarrassing experience at Credit Valley Hospital ICU – B Ward.  I had to take my Visitor mom into emergency due to shortness of breath. She was immediately admitted to ICU and the level of service and the knowledge of the doctors and behavior of nurses on duty is shameful, rather Aweful!!!! If you are so frustrated at your job, get out of this service industry. Doctors started doing tests and no one test whats going on and why they are doing. Once they know she is vistor, they ask insurance and the cheating Visitors starts which shames this Country called Canada that we are proud of. This is what visitors carry there. They should be punished as national traitor. Doctors change every day and they don’t look at history. They started asking old history of years in home country. We asked about the diagnosis based on their tests and their results, they were clueless as if want to see the old report and cheat the results. They couldn’t identify issue for 2 days. keep trying medications.

They admitted to us after 1 day and no room given. We were in ICU for another day at mercy of nurses. As long another person is sitting along the patient, they check once in a while. Once I was gone, no one checks. My mother was too weak to getup or talk (thats why she was in ICU in first place). The nurse always keep checking smart phones. When called for water, they come after 1 Hr and rudely ask what you need (as if they are doing big favors instead of thier job). One nurse names OLGA was terrible even with me. anyways, my mon asked for water to drink. she left and came back after 3 Hrs with iced water. food was served, but no one bothered to tell patient that they can eat or help little in opening packaging. ICU is not hotel, they patients are in critical condition and need assistance.

Even after her pain had subsided and I requested the doctor on duty to let her go home, the doctor on Duty for the night pressurized us to have my mom admitted to the hospital so that proper diagnosis could be done.  thanks to the stubborn emergency nurses that refused to listen to our problem and instead made faces and spoke rudely to us, my mom could’t eat or drink water for 4-5 Hrs. she gave up in end as she has to go to bathroom. I requested 2-3 times.

She was kept in hospital for 5 days and we were scared about various complications by doctors, without telling what tests say and what treatment are they doing. My mom refused to stay at the hospital any longer and she felt so humiliated and ashamed.

And the worst shocker was the $3,085.00 /per day charge  for the room that was made available to my mom after 1 day. she was not even given any service there.

It is so embarrassing that a well known hospital like Credit Valley in a first world country like Canada has nurses with such bad attitude and behavioral issues and Doctors that provide false and misleading information and misguide uninsured patients and their families.

Till date my mom talks about the bad treatment she received at a Canadian Hospitals. I always think “Am I in safe hands when I will need them”

Even in countries like India, which is considered a third world country, the hospitals, staff, nurses and the treatment that the patients receive is 100 times better than what my mom received in emergency in this country.

I hope some action is taken and I am going to raise this issue with the hospitals Patient Relations office as well.

foorhills hospital

February 22nd, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

IAM WRITEING IN REGARDS TO UNIT 21

I HAVE A SON THERE AND WHEN I CALL THE STAFF ARE RUDE & LIE TO ME ABOUT MY SON , I CALLED ONE DAY TO SPEACK TO MY SON , I WAS PUT ON HOLD NEVER RETURNEDED TO MY CALL I HAD TO CALL BACK WHEN I DID I WAS TOLD MY SON WAS SLEEPING , WHEN HE WAS NOT WAS MIDDLE OF THE DAY. I THEN CALLED A PERVIOUS DAY , AND WHEN I ASKED TO SPEACK TO HIM THE STAFF SIGHED AND SAID JUST A MIN, MY SON HAS ALSO COMPLAIDED MY DAUGHTER INLAW HAS ALL SO . THE NURSES ARGUE WITH HER ,

NOW WHAT KIND OF PPL WORK THERE AND ARE THERE TO LOOK AFTER SICK PPL NOT BULLY THEM , IAM VERY DISCUSTED IN STAFF IN UNIT 21 , IF THEY DONT LIKE THERE JOB SHOULD SEEK ANOTHER POSITION ,

The Ottawa Hospitals

February 15th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

When going to emergency or even an out patient appointment,you present your health card. The clerk then asks you to verify, your name, date of birth,address, and phone number. Vocally, for all to hear.

Surly there must be a more discrete way to verify your identity ?

Do You Know Who Is Listening?  I have been a victim of identity theft,and it is no fun.

 

Thunder bay regional health Science Center

February 8th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

I had to sign my self out in the middle of the night I’m in so much pain I have 5 broken ribs and a number of other pains i  got in a car accident Saturday afternoon the were not giving me anything for the pain I’m expecting i can down to my home town hospital in nipigon as doctor helped me here just because I had a trace of cocane in my body and I and mit to occasionally smoking pot they were giving me stuff that would not help me someone better do something due to my suffering I’m going to be talking to a lawyer the doctor should be fired

stephenson memorial alliston hospital

February 3rd, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

the triage nurse (Rudy Pedri) was very disrespectful to me during my visit to the hospital. upon arriving at the hospital I found nobody at the front desk or there to assist me at all. I walked towards the back and that is where I met Rudy. He told me to stop pacing around that I needed to sit in the red chairs where the camera could see me in order for them to know I am here. I asked how I was supposed to know that and he told me to stop yelling (I wasn’t yelling) and that he would leave until I calmed down. I waited several minutes and than complained that I was having chest pains (which I was), and so he came back and rather than tending to me he gave me a rude look and asked me if I was ready to calm down. At this point I didn’t trust this man and asked if there was someone else there who could help me. He explained that he was the only triage nurse and that I would have to wait several hours for someone else. I decided to just go to a better hospital. I was very upset though with there service and so I stopped at the administration desk and politely asked for the triage nurses name and explained that I would be lodging a complaint against him. I had to ask several times; she really didn’t want to. She would only give me his first name and insisted that I go into the back and ask him myself. Wen I did Rudy was reluctant to tell me his last name aswell. I also asked for a number of the manger of the hospital. When I got home and called the number it was for the administration desk at the hospital – same woman that gave me the number. I was really distraught as all this happened – I was very sick and vomiting. I had stayed home from work that day so that I could get help from a doctor. Alliston Memorial; not much help there.

Trillium hospital / Mississauga

January 6th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

please be advise our service at these hospitals really sucks. I would like someone to contact me to get the full details on our situation. Please have someone contact me at 416-909-5704.

St. Catharines General Hospital

January 6th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

I am filing a formal complaint against Revia, Social Worker assigned to my Father Ed Chyzewski staying on 1M-16. I am his POA.

Her continual badgering to have my dad discharged has become a form of harassment and bullying. She is speaking with him directly and I have a voice message from him this morning stating she is telling him he has to be out tonight, which proves he is not capable of handling the info she is conveying and he is being intimidated. Since the beginning of this week she has repeatedly told me and him he needs to leave by Monday the 9th. As of yesterday I have secured a room for him at Cobblestone Retirement in  Thorold and I should have it confirmed today of when his room will be ready-possibly 10 days. We spoke with Dr. Shukola after viewing the retirement home yesterday and he agreed my Dad could stay another 10 days. I do know that the Nursing home has been in touch with REvia today as well.

Her behavior is unprofessional and uncaring.

I ask that you re-assign my Dad to another social worker, that REvia not contact my dad again. And if she does I will be filing a restraining order. Her actions are stressful to my Father who up until now has been recovering well from a serious depression. I don’t want him being pushed into a relapse by not having the proper care prior to moving into his permanent place of residence

stcatharines general hospitial

January 5th, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

good day

iam out of town…my mother when i finally got a hold of her at 12 noon was incoherent couldnt get up and all around not right ….now in hinsight i should of just called 911 …but as she is on alarm systems i called my brother who works around the corner….now he decided just to get her to hospitalgr….now this women is 82 years old has 4 stints….she is weak is slurring and has crones disease …..she sat with my brother in er last in waiting room for 8 hrs  …i find this appalling disgraceful and degrading …my brother went up several times and was told she was next i called and my sister called and were told the same lie we were both told she was being accessed  ….they were also told she had diarrhea the night before ….iam confused on what they class a emergency as slurring to me is a emergency iam behind pissed at the treatment of my sick mother …who has low blood pressure is severally dehydrated and has a perforated bowel which took 8 hrs to finally get a dr and a bed….at the least common practice should of been hooking her up to a iv at least  horrid horrid treatment i would complain to hospital but their pages do not work

Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga

January 3rd, 2017 by Anonymous No comments »

I recently had a very bad and embarrassing experience at Credit Valley Hospital emergency ward.  I had to take my Visitor mom into emergency due to abdominal pain and Diarrhea and the level of service and the knowledge of the doctors and behaviour of nurses on duty is shameful.  My suggestion is if the doctors are not aware of the Hospitals rate cards they should not misguide patients and their families.  Specially cheating Visitors shames this Country called Canada that we are proud.  The ER doctor advised that one CAT Scan was required and would cost about $900.00 to $1100.00 maximum.  However, when the invoice came in I was shocked to see two charges of $1,465.00 each for 2 different CT scan.  No mention of Cat Scan.

Even after her pain had subsided and I requested the doctor on duty to let her go home, the doctor on Duty for the night pressurised us to have my mom admitted to the hospital so that proper diagnosis for the diarrhea could be done and her stool samples sent to lab, if she had any more motions after her morning breakfast. She promised that my mom would be shifted to a ward and given a room in an hour max.  We were there from almost 3 in the afternoon till 5 am in the morning, without them giving any treatment to my mom to cure her diarrhea, without her being given anything to eat, her clothes were wet because of her motion passing two three times which we had to clean as the nurses would not allow her to go to the washroom on time and my mom was cold.  At night I had my husband bring over a extra pair of clothing which was also wet, thanks to the stubborn emergency nurses that refused to listen to our problem and instead made faces and spoke rudely to us, when I made a second or third request.

Even after more than 2 hours had passed after the night doctor promised a room in the ward, the nurse on duty said no bed was available and they did not know when one would be available. My mom refused to stay at the hospital any longer and she felt so humiliated and ashamed.

And the worst shocker was the $3,085.00 charge  for the room that was never made available to my mom.

It is so embarrassing that a well known hospital like Credit Valley in a first world country like Canada has nurses with such bad attitude and behavioural issues and Doctors that provide false and misleading information and misguide uninsured patients and their families.  If my mom was not travelling the following week back to India, I would have taken her to some private doctor, which I probably should have.  Atleast she would have got proper treatment without being shown attitude.

Till date my mom talks about the bad treatment she received at a Canadian Hospital and she does not even know about the invoice yet.

Even in countries like India, which is considered a third world country, the hospitals, staff, nurses and the treatment that the patients receive is 100 times better than what my mom received in emergency in this country.

I hope some action is taken and I am going to raise this issue with the hospitals Patient Relations office as well.