I am concerned about our medical services. Patients with acute medical conditions need immediate care.
We have a family member who is very ill and has under gone 10 weeks of chemo and radiation therapy at a P.E.I. hospital. He was then sent to another Island hospital because he couldn't eat. A feeding tube was inserted and he was kept for one week and sent home. He is still unable to eat and when he contacted the hospital he was told there was no beds.
What do they expect him to do, sit home and starve to death? Why couldn't they treat him twice a day as an out-patient as he still has the tube inserted; at least he would receive some care until there is a bed.
Also a close friend with a rare staph infection from a surgical wound sit at out-patients for eight hours vomiting every 15 minutes, was given something for pain and told if she didn't improve in eight hours to come back and they would admit her.
She went back after getting worse, waited another six hours, still vomiting, only to be told there are no beds.
It is 10 days later and she is still very sick. Are they going to let her die as well?
If this hospital can't treat urgent cases then why are they closing all the hospitals? Think about it. What are people to do that need urgent care and their lives depend on that care?
Indian River, P.E.I.