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Ratings for Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre
Worst experience ever! This hospital is ageist and the staff treats senior citizens very poorly. They basically want them to die as fast they can, so they can have a free bed. They repeatedly keep saying the person is too old even when they are capable of living well. They have no empathy and they hate having family members there. I thought it was just me but then I spoke to another one of my friends whose grandparents are admitted there and they are having the exact same experience as me. It is so heartbreaking to see the hospital staff treat human beings like they are not human. They don't tell you what is happening with the treatments and they make so many mistakes, then they pretend like they didn't do anything wrong. They make up so many excuses when they do something wrong and the nurses and doctors all pretend the same. They don't like you speaking to your family doctor and try to prevent that as well. They called a family meeting the second day after my grandparent was admitted after they left home perfectly capable of doing everyday tasks but they were in pain. They said that they should stop giving my grandparent medicines etc. even though he/she was capable of living and in decent condition. They tried to have these "meetings" over and over again. They told my grandparent they wouldn't survive so many times but they were okay every time. They are worried about saving taxpayers' money instead of people's lives and concerned with getting rid of them as soon as possible. The nurses push you to do their work and avoid doing anything on their own. We are not even sure what type of medicines they kept giving our grandparent and we have our doubts. The nurses all take off at night and sleep, leaving only one there to look after everyone. I would never send any grandparents or seniors to this hospital, you are better off driving somewhere far than taking them to this hospital.
Submitted March 26, 2015 | flag
This hospital has the worst doctors no sympathy to the patients and there families. Worst experience
Submitted Sept. 19, 2014 | flag
parking price is very high. That way too much they need to think about that. Other thing i notice i went to that hospital so many they never have hand sope in the woman washroom thats happen with me so many . I like the volunteer system so they can help to thats great idea.
Submitted June 15, 2014 | flag
I went in right after my family Dr told me to head straight to the ER. He explained that I needed to be admitted and watched for a few days with tests and medication. As soon as I saw who my ER Dr would be, I wanted to leave as I have dealt with him making major mistakes before. I was in a chair for 12 hrs after a 2 week migraine. They gave me medication I am very allergic to. I went through 8 different meds. Finally told I was being admitted. I came back from a test to the Dr telling me I am discharged because he thought I was a drug seeker due to my prescription history. He would not even speak to my family Dr as to why it was that way. I left in worse condition due to reactions to meds. My nurses and the neurologist who told the Dr I needed to stay were amazing. But the Dr decided to tell me to stop faking seizures and pain. I have epilepsy and I cannot control any of that. Now I am trying to decide if I should try a different ER.
Submitted May 29, 2014 | flag
Unless you are bleeding to death expect to wait a long long time. Often charts are misplaced and you will not get any special testing. Instead they will kick you out and have your gp schedule tests that sometimes have waiting lists months long. My wife has lost 40lbs in the last couple months but they refuse to admit her as she still has a pulse. This is a new facility that is understaffed and has no beds available for those not in absolute dire circumstances. The cancer center is not even operational. Only a small portion of the facility is used for what I understand.BC healthcare is free but you get what you pay for. Not much. I would rather pay for proper service. I lived in the states for a couple years and yes medical is expensive but the service was amazing and fast.
Submitted April 4, 2014 | flag
I was in this hospital for three nights after a bocht colonoscopy .first night coed with a female patient,unclean bed ,bad service,bad food.not loocking forward to go back there anytime soon.
Submitted Dec. 30, 2013 | flag
Worst hospital ever. My father went in for a hip replacement and they perforated his colon and when I asked why he was doing so bad they just kept saying it's to be expected. They even discharged him. When we brought him back the next day he had to have emergency surgery and they said that they were not sure if he would live. He did die a few days later and they took no responsibility. The doctor even left the country. Do not go to this hospital.
Submitted Dec. 4, 2013 | flag
I spent 3 weeks in the maternity ward and had a few visits to the hospital with my first pregnancy. I found the ER was good and the maternity ward even better. The girls were great, supportive and the doctors were very helpful. Only bad thing I can say is they for got to feed me for the 3 weeks I was there. I had gestational diabetes and they always forgot my meals and snacks which is super important to control blood sugars. Other than that they are great!
Submitted July 8, 2013 | flag
If/when I get cancer, I will never go to this "hospital" and their "cancer center". Someone very close to me got cancer not long ago, went through the standard treatment, (chem, radiation) and was eventually declared "cancer free", but apparently they don't make a habit of checking vital neighboring areas of the body to see if any random cells have spread next door. (it only takes 1) They Fail at keeping a close eye on your loved one during, & post treatment. There isn't just a lack of communication - there is ZERO communication. As a family member trying to find answers, days & days after (said person) was admitted we couldn't find a single doctor to talk with. Stay away. PS. If you do find yourself there, don't bother paying for parking - nobody checks, they don't deserve it and they sure as hell aren't using it to help better the health of you or your family. If you're local,go to Seattle. You may have to pay, but at least you're CARED FOR and treated like a human being.
Submitted June 11, 2013 | flag
I agree. This hospital sucks. I spent 3 days in the emmergency room 10 months ago. worst experience!!
Submitted April 9, 2013 | flag
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