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Ratings for Burnaby Hospital
Terrible! Waited approximately 5 hours to see a doctor at the ER and left as wait was expected to be another 1.5 hours! Unfortunately my infection got worse and I've been trying to fight infection for over 6 months. Had to go on 2 rounds of antibiotics and now I'm seeing several specialists to try to help my condition!
I found the nurses confident and caring and the doctors knowledgeable
The culture of the PATH Unit is one of indifference and neglect. Some of the staff are okay, but most just do not care about the patients, or are incompetent and dishonest. Head Nurse has no interest in improving the care in this unit. No idea why a person like her went into nursing.
My husband had to go to ER due to severe diarrhea. After a 2-½ hour wait in a smelly cubicle my husband my husband asked a passing nurse when could a doctor attend to him. Her answer I don't know there are other patients who are in more serious condition than you and there is only ONE doctor here right now.!" My husband said we are hungry. Nurse answered " you can go anytime nobody is stopping you" in a tone that shows no sympathy at all and would be happy if every patient at the ER walks out and just leave them alone. After 5 minutes THE Doctor comes and yes not looking at my husbands record which he has in his hands but asked as questions which are all found in my husband's record. Finally, he says he cannot do anything for my husband and that we should call our doctor on what to do. It took him maybe 3 minutes to do all this and good bye. My husband had diarrhea for more than 48 hours interval of 2-3 hours of going to the toilet and of course feeling very weak that's why we were at the ER to get some relief. I am posting this hoping for some positive change at Burnaby Hospital. Your saving grace are the nurses and yes most of them are Filipinos doing a good job at attending to patients' needs.
While I can't speak on Burnaby Hospital as a whole, I can speak on their ER department. I have never seen hospital staff so miserable at their jobs and treat patients with such disrespect as I have at Burnaby General, especially its nurses. This hospital's ER needs a major staff renovation.
When my 89 year old mother was admitted with a fractured hip, there was no nurse to help the emergency nurse make the stretcher/bed as my mother lay on it. I had to roll my mother over on her side, while the nurse made up half of the bed, then she rolled her over while I pulled the bedding under her and made up the other side. The nurse who should have been there had been called up to work in a ward. My mother was finally operated on after a wait of double the maximum time surgery should be done, due to the fact that the doctor was overworked and felt unsafe. After her surgery, she was got up once on her feet by physic and then told that they were too busy to get her up any more. I got her up on her feet twice a day and had her walking first in the ward and by the end of the week she was walking (with her walker), down the halls of the hospital and was discharged. I was told by the care home that they usually never come back.
I watch my mother die after 3 1/2 weeks of torture in this hospital,not only did i see how my mother was treated but other people its sad and frustrating . My mother mentioned to her GP she had the same pains she had 40 yrs ago from an ulcer that perforated, she told them daily it was ulcer pain. My mother was a young 82 ,she couldn't stand the pain any more called 911, the report said when she was admitted that" this 82 yr old lady is in remarkable health" so how does that happen dead 3 1/2 weeks later people don't die from ulcer these days.the medical system let us down, just didn't listen to my mom. Her ulcer perforated again they operated when it was to late. This was all reported to the college of physicians and surgeons and still going on. Please do not let this go on without a fight , one day it could be us. I believe like I wanted to was move mom to another hospital they said it would not be worth it. Wish I didn't listen. She would still be here.
Doctors at Burnaby Hospital
Dr. Fadi Tarazi's Latest Rating
It was a pleasure going there - his new receptionist/ assistance is great, so friendly & helpful.
Dr. W.J. Rife's Latest Rating
Thorough, professional and knowledgeable. Cares about his patients and anticipates problems. I am very comfortable with him as my Dr.