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Toronto Western Hospital is the worst hospital I'm had the misfortune to stay overnight at. The nurses in the morning and early evening shift in the Emergency Ward were rude and condescending. It's my first time overnight at a hospital and I needed to used the washroom a couple times during the 14 hour ordeal. Naturally I will need to releave myself which requires removing the monitor sensors attached to my chest area. The nurse blurted that I don't know how to removed them properly which is by the extension cable connector -if you mentioned that at the beginning I wouldn't be doing it wrong. You have to buzz multiple times to get assistance. By contrast the late-night male nurse was actually pretty good tempered and polite in comparison.
Submitted July 2, 2014
I have been treated by a few doctors at his hospital and so has my boyfriend and we've both received excellent service from both the doctors and nurses. It's part of University Health Network and many of the doctors are also associate professors at the University of Toronto. They are leading health professionals and if you Google them you can often find many of their publications. The doctors are paving the way in developing new approaches to different treatments. I've spent a lot of time in the hospital and yes, the food sucks - but I don't think hospital foods are known to be gourmet; however, I'm not there for the food. Emergency wait times are usually always long wherever you go and it's downtown Toronto - can we really expect easy & cheap parking? Ultimately, TWH's doctors are creme de la creme and it is part of a larger circle of advances in medical treatment and I think that is what is the most important.
Submitted June 15, 2014
Orthapedic section is over booked. I was referred there by GP and now after 9 months and been referred to another hospital in Toronto am being told that I might get the day surgery on my sholder in July 2014. By that time the tears in the muscles will have scarred over and will be inoperable in this way, the doctors say that things could be okay. The second sholder needs work as well and I guess they have written that off as nothing is being contemplated for that at all at this time. I am looking at the rest of my life without being able to raise my arms above my sholders, I can't even lift my four year old up any longer. The patients advocates just make excuses for the hospital instead of advocating for the patient. The hospital should tell you what the wait times are and that you can look at the wait times for other hospitals in Ontario and get a referral there even if you have to travel a few hundred kilometers, it is better than becoming disabled.
Submitted Jan. 13, 2014
Being an in patient at Toronto Western should be avoided if possible. The food is disgusting and inappropriately wrapped e.g. wrapping that will not come off in light of one's condition post op and artificial flavorings all tending to be bland and unhealthy. Staff were pleasant but overworked and floors were not cleaned enough. I left as soon as I could get out of bed. Horrible place both times I was there.
Submitted Dec. 29, 2013
Be your own doctor when you deal with emergency at this hospital and trust your instincts. This hospital did not treat my father well. He was undergoing severe treatments at this hospital, and asked my mom and I to drive him to the emergency because he didn't feel well. After a few hours, the doctor said his urine test was negative and to go home. He insisted he's not well, and vomited all the way home. Within 48 hours, my mother knew something was seriously wrong, took him to a different hospital where he was quickly admitted and experienced a violent seizure - as a result of complications in his BLOOD. If you go to the emergency, demand any tests (x-ray, blood pressure, blood, urine) that you believe are necessary otherwise you'll be sent home.
Submitted Oct. 23, 2013
Misunderstandings followed one after an other. When I was received into the nurses consultative part of the process she wasted no time in telling me " We do things differently here, you will not be unconscious. You will get a local in the joint being worked on." I asked if I would be given strong sedatives so as to be unaware during the operation. "I don't know about that.!" she responded. As I was trying to settle my nerves on the previous revelation, she brought me back to attention asking about medications. I had brought to the pre-surgery appointment, every pill I take. 1 bottle was an omega3 oil, with vitamin D as well as others. It was clearly written on the label. The nurse and the pharmacist both argued that I was NOT taking vitamin D as though the D in my omega3 fish oils were something different. It was very strange to be arguing about an obvious truth with proof present. In panic immediately opted out of the surgery. I wanted to talk to a patient advocate, "Office Closed".
Submitted Feb. 1, 2013
Hospital is very dirty. Disorganized. Parking is terrible.
Submitted Jan. 10, 2013
Going threw there baratrics program there has been wounderful
Submitted Sept. 18, 2012
huge power in one great surgeon's hand.He's reluctant to discuss anythingcon concerning your CSM.Assesments are done "my-way or the highway.
Submitted Dec. 12, 2011
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