My 84-year-old mother just informed me that she got a letter from her doctor advising her of a surgery date for a knee replacement in a few weeks. She was also advised that she would be sent home after eight hours to fend for herself.
There is no longer any post-operative care offered at Royal Inland Hospital and one must go home and make do on your own whether you have someone to help you or not.
This is the worst kind of care — essentially no care. How can you even call this a health-care system?
It has deteriorated to being ranked around 35th in the world from a previous ranking in the Top 10. At one time,
Canada was ranked second. Not any more. Third World countries have better systems than we do. Cuba, for instance, is the health-care mecca of the Caribbean where all go to get good care.
We are being abused by this system.
People should be protesting in the streets about the state of our no-care health system.