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Ratings for Royal Columbian Hospital
My experience at Royal Columbia Hospital, New Westminster was excellent. The Emergency Dept. was efficient and later I was transitioned to 6th Floor Acute Medicine, where my care continued. Nurses Tina, Barb and Evelyn were caring, prompt with medication, understanding and efficient. The room was comfortable and clean, the food was tasty and nutritious and I received my tests/scans very promptly. My Hospitalist, Dr. Mallette was caring and informative. I also appreciated the advice I received from my Green Team led by Dr. Barnard (Internist). No one ever want to be hospitalized however, when this occurs, Royal Columbia Hospital is the best!
I spent a fair bit of time in the Cardiology department with heart failure. Their prescription for heart failure related coughing of a puffer was the icing on the cake. I am sure RCH is great for trauma related work, but am not convinced of their efficacy in heart related problems
A Bouqet to the Gastroenterologist Staff and Dr Henry Chung at the Royal Columbian hospital. I had a Colonoscopy Oct 10/17, the nurses on the 9:30 to 11:30 (can't remember their names, they were all friendly, kind and so tuned into your feelings, I chose not to have any type of anaesthetic and Dr Chung was awesome with this. He explained every movement that was about to happen, to prepare me, great humour, and patience galore, was so kind to explain my results right there and then. I walked away feeling very blessed, thanks to you all.
When it comes to care of a loved one, you only want whats best and have confidence in the people who provide that care. Unfortunately this is not the case with RCH! My dad spent 2 years here and we experienced it all! -Developed gangrene 3 times in the hospital (went in with no signs of it) -Developed many bed sores -Was asked not to ring his call bell so much (even when he was in desperate need) - Wrong bag of medication was given to him when he was discharged -When lifted out of the bed, his sling was not on proper, many times he almost fell to the floor -Used needles were left at his bed side on his table by his food (multiple times) -Garbage was left in his bed from nurses -It took 6 months to have a shower -Doctors never got our messages we left with nurses -He was told by himself his leg was getting amputated. I am not saying his treatment was wrong, he was sick and needed care, but he was not even treated as a person during this time.
Maternity - Anyone who tells you a doctor is equivalent to a midwife is lying. The feeling when entering the hospital is old, and too many lazy staff. Whilst this doesnt apply to everyone, the culture here is clearly poor - a lack of performance metrics? Poor leadership? Maternity ward is staffed by different people - but the quality and competency is too far ranging. I hate that I delivered at RCH where the Doctor was uncaring and blase, and the nurses just didn't seem to have the consistency of care and quality across the Board. They gave us no skin to skin, one nurse lectured me on my crying baby, and another couldn't help me sbout whether to feed my ravished baby. I would recomend anyone with a choice to avoid this hospital and the doctors who tell you that delivery with them is the same as with a midwife.
I was sent to Royal Columbian to undergo a cerebral angiography and embolization. This procedure was performed by Dr. Navraz S. Haran. Once post op I was constantly kept awake by staff with continued questions for 2 nights with out being fed a single meal or even a snack of any kind. My constant requests to see or speak to the surgeon were ignored or passed on to someone else. I was told I would be there for several days prior to being released. My interactions with the nursing staff were pleasant throughout until I awoke on the morning of the 30 being told I could go home that morning. CONFUSED i called my wife to come pick me up and began to ask to see or speak to my doctor as I had recieved no post op instructions. I had no idea how long to stay in bed, how long I needed to stay away from strenuous labour, how long before I could drive, when to return to work etc. When I became understandably upset at receiving none of the info I needed, they had me physically removed from the hospital. There was no ride waiting, I had no money nor did I have any way to call my family. I spent the next hour or so wandering around hoping to find my wife. How does a hospital toss a patient who has just undergone a brain procedure out into the steet with no means to care for themselves? This is completely unacceptable and I will be persuing legal action.
Grew up with family in this hospital, mom has worked there for well over 20 years. One of my fondest memories was when my friend and I were visiting her Dad in the hospital (rest in peace Dave 🙏🏼) and I pretended to be wheelchair bound so we could sneak into the patient supply room to steal pads. Anyways we shoved a few packages behind my back and rolled out like Jonah Hill in a body suit. Ran into a nurse that ended up rolling with me back to my friends Dads room. Avoided standing up from the wheelchair for a solid 5 minutes to avoid blowing our cover which is hard to do when the nurse keeps asking you to move and your crashing into medical equipment, never mind the fact that my body was uncomfortably sticking in an outwards position due to the pad packages placement. Good hospital though.
I came into RCH suffering from an infection and was given tests, IV treatment and meds in 4 hours on a Thursday night. I'm blown away by how fast they were in making me feel better, nurses were gentle every time they had to poke and Dr. Millar was very kind, caring and knowledgeable. Dr. Millar is the best ER doctor I've ever had. I got to go home the same night and had outpatient therapy all set up. Thank you Dr. Millar and the staff at RCH for making me feel so much better
Doctors at Royal Columbian Hospital
Dr. Duncan Farquharson's Latest Rating
Too bad he retired! Best and most knowledgeable doctor who cares so much about his patients! Top in his field!
Dr. Darius Viskontas's Latest Rating
amazing Doctor highly recommend he always takes the time to explain and listens to any concerns you might have. He is number one
Dr. Andrew Lee's Latest Rating
Heaven-sent to save my life! Very kind. Very competent. Forever grateful.
Dr. Jagdeep Ubhi's Latest Rating
We are so thankful to have Dr. Ubhi. Is the best dr.
Dr. Connie Chiu's Latest Rating
Did an operation on my son and everything turned out perfect . Very professional and great at her job
Dr. Maggie Constantine's Latest Rating
I absolutely love Maggie, she's a great doctor. I always leave feeling informed and less afraid. Thanks for rocking!