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I have a difficult time understanding these ratings. I have been going to PMH for 10 years and have found my Oncologist, the Radiation Oncologists, the nurses and support staff excellent. I have been referred within the University Health Network, when needed, in a timely manner. Palliative care/pain management has been excellent. The team responds quickly to my needs when new pain arises. There is always someone you can call, even on weekends. Pain is sometimes very difficult to get under control and it is hard to watch loved ones struggle. Everyone’s cancer is different. I feel lucky to still be alive and have had many challenges since this was first diagnosed. As we know, our hospitals are underfunded and overcrowded. Many more people are being diagnosed with cancer due to the aging of the population so wait times are inevitable. Yes research in drug development is done at PMH. Every world class hospital is engaged in research and drug trials. We go in with high expectations but unfortunately not everyone survives their cancer diagnosis, despite best efforts, but as far as hospitals go PMH deserves their world class status.
Worst place to work, answered the phone by the wrong name and you get pulled in with management and HR. This should have been handled internally if there was a problem. People make mistake by the slip of the tongue or whatever, it's no big deal, could be worse if they harmed the patient or public
Anyone diagnosed with cancer receiving treatment here should read these reviews. I wish I had read them 5 years ago. My husband died of cancer in 2015 under the care of this hospital and their team of doctors. To start, I knew he was very sick when his Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma returned a second time. So, I don't blame his death on the hospital, but it was the way he was treated that was beyond shocking. First of all, he was offered the wrong clinical trial. They got our hopes up for nothing and you can't do that to cancer patients, let alone a cancer patient who is waiting to begin a clinical trial. The actual trial he was placed in was still very much in its beginning phase with a much, much lower success rate in terms of prolonging years of life. Second, when he became too ill to take part in the study, they handed us a bag full of pills and sent us home and told us he was "no longer a patient at the hospital". Not to mention, no one would help us with his pain management that day even though he was at a cancer hospital! I will never forget how much pain my husband was in that day. So extreme, he couldn't speak and had a hard time lying down during his appointment. The doctors here are the most insensitive people on the face of the earth. My husband was treated like a lab rat. They only treat you if they think you will benefit their research. If not, you are nothing to them. They take advantage of the fact that you have a serious , life threatening disease, and a lack of physical strength to question what's going on or to even complain about basic human rights. Shame on you Princess Margaret Hospital and don't let me get started on the million dollar lottery...If you contribute to this lottery, you are also contributing to many more cancer patients to be treated like my husband and all the husbands and wives, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, friends and family before us. Hands down, you are great at dumping money into cancer research, which I understand is important, but that's really all you are good at. Please don't let all that money lead you to forget that you are dealing with human beings here! I wish the suits would read these reviews and put millions towards patient care, patient aftercare and caregiver support as well as in the research sector. Only then, would I consider this hospital to be worthy of being called a "world class leader in Cancer Research..." Three years after the fact, I can say what I should have said that day we were sent home. If you are reading this today, please re-think where you plan on getting treatment for yourself or your loved one. There are many great hospitals that will do trials and treat their patients with the dignity and respect they deserve.
You would gain so much more if you would only listen to patients and their caregivers. All of your research has no value unless you learn from those who are receiving treatment and you will only learn if you listen. The supposed preeminent cancer hospital in Canada let us down month after month. You didn't even have the courtesy to acknowledge his passing and 8 months after my husband passed away it gnaws at me.
I was lucky and bless to be treated for my Endometrial Cancer back in March with Dr Laframboise plus her team of staffs from front line to the operation room, CIU...etc. I was being treated with care, respect and kindness every departments that I had to visited and will never forget the wonderful experiences for the rest of my life. Thank you all!
I wish I knew then what I know now. Patients and their family are not really allowed to ask questions about the treatment that is recommended. If you do they blow you off like you are some sort of moron and do whatever they initially decided to do. I know my husband had cancer, and at times people do not survive, but I feel he was set up to fail. The doctors did not listen to him and the damage from the treatments done contributed to his death! Doctors here need to loose their superior attitude and LISTEN to their patients and share in their care not dictate their care. It is like they are robots doing the same thing over and over again hoping for a good outcome (everyone gets lucky sometimes). I would not return to this hospital with anyone with cancer. I am not bitter over his death from cancer, my mother died 11 months earlier with cancer and it was not expected to end that way either, but I feel her treatment was so much better at another hospital. I am bitter about my husband's treatment (or lack thereof) at this hospital. They (and I mean multiple doctors) NEVER LISTENED to him or myself!!!!
I have the deepest level of gratitude for the exceptional and compassionate care I received at Princess Margaret while being treated for breast cancer. The Gattuso Rapid Diagnostic Centre is a world-class facility that allows patients to receive a diagnosis in record time, avoiding the standard dreadful waiting period. All medical staff from surgeons and oncologists to nurses, administrative assistants and even porters always treated me with extreme professionalism and kindness - always like a person, never a number. I cannot thank the talented staff of PMH enough for saving my life, and for preserving my dignity in the process. I consider myself extremely blessed to have been treated at Princess Margaret. I owe a lifetime of gratitude to all the many staff who brought me safely through this frightening journey with their knowledge and skill coupled with their special brand of compassion and kindness. It is indeed a special calling.
Doctors at Princess Margaret Hospital
Dr. Ralph W. Gilbert's Latest Rating
From my own experience, I feel that Dr. Ralph Gilbert is a used car salesman of medicine, lying to patients in order to gain profits by maiming them for life.