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7 years ago I was in labour for over 20 hours- the baby was not coming out. I felt like he was stuck. the nurses were rude and kept telling me I wasn't pushing hard enough. finally the doctor came and I begged for a c section. she said ok but noted it was elective and there was no need. turns out my son was facing upwards so it was harder for him to come out so in fact a c section was needed. the interactions were demoralizing enough that i chose to have my second child at mt Sinai ( which was great)
I find whenever I have to go to this hospital that the washrooms r not wheelchair friendly for me because I have a larger wheelchair then most and I cannot get my chair into the stalls and have to have the door open when I need to use. and some of the toilet seats r so low which make it painful for me to use because I am a big women and have bad knees, please can u fix this problem soon? just putting it out there, I was born in this hosp in 1957. thanks, hope this suggestion gets heard and dealt with for me and others like me.
I have a prostate operation at the hospital recently. By writing this review I want to express my appreciation fo the kindness, professionalizam and help I have received by the staff. Being operated by Dr. John Kell and afterwards transferred to Recovery Room I have received an excellent care by nurses Elsa, Alex, Heather, Thelma, Elianne and Flo at B5 Surgery Unit. I was discharged two days after the surgery.
I despise TEGH/Michael Garron Hospital. Maternity Ward is a hell hole. Triage nurse was the least compassionate. Resident Anesthesiologist messed me up while trying to give me an epidural. Waited for another 2 hours to see the Head Anesthesiologist, but it was too late, I was fully dilated. In the meantime, my nurse went a break and the one covering for her was unresponsive when I was asking for help in managing my pain. She was playing Candy Crush on her phone. The OB didn't have time for me but she apparently did to get her name on my baby's birth certificate. Thank you Dr. Chan. My experience at the ER was a disaster, too. Went in at 2 weeks postpartum with a 40 C fever (postpartum infection). After a 4-hour wait in stirrups, I was told than the Gynie was actually not available to see me. So they sent me home with Tylenol while I needed antibiotics.
To the writer of Jan. 31/2018...you didn't say what the problem was exactly. I do find that when I've gone to Michael Garron hospital for appointments, when walking through the main lobby door, the place is obviously very very old, as are many areas of the hospital. I left Toronto in 2010..then returned to my GP there in 2016. I had gotten used to a more modern hospital, & found Michael Garron to be shocking. I was sitting outside the Neurology Dept. & noticed cracks between the steel liners of the cement tiles; obviously from age & wear. Some people have written that they find the hospital to be dirty. I don't agree...it's old yes, but not dirty. The cafeteria is closed. Just how long, I don't know, but on the main floor there are food places. In my opinion, the more food places, the more chances of roaches. I was amazed to see these places when I first had my appt. last July. To the writer of Nov. 28/2017, why didn't you get that Dr's name & report him? Did you say anything to him about waiting, only to see him engaged in conversations with the nurses??? I do find in this day & age, people sit & take whatever nonsense is dished out to them. Remember, YOU are the Dr's employer. If it weren't for you, he/she wouldn't have a job! If you don't like a particular Dr., especially a specialist, ask to go somewhere else. ASK to be put on a cancellation list when waiting months for a test. People don't speak up, but will complain. I for one, have not had a bad experience with Michael Garron Hospital & I hope I never will. I'm from a city N. of Toronto. Believe me, you don't want a lot of the Drs here. A lot are cocky know-it-alls, the hospital isn't equipped to do a lot of things. You wait nearly a year or more to see specialists. GP's are not taking new patients. Yes, I agree Michael Garron Hospital needs a major overhaul. A donation a few years ago of a $million or so won't even scrape the tip of the iceberg. I didn't agree with changing a name because of a donation. Toronto East General Hospital has been known for years & years by that name. Renaming because of a donation should be stopped by the Govt. A Wing could have been named after the young Garron who wanted to be remembered.,but not change a name that's been very well known. To this day, people ask.."What is Michael Garron Hospital"., but when you say..."it used to be the East General"., then they know. The community needs to work together to get this place looking like a medical centre. Good luck to you all!!!
This is a very serious problem and the ministry should send its inspectors and take a serious look at this place. We, as a community will be paying a very big price to clean up this mess if something is not done very soon. The staff need major training on how to be in the health care profession and how to do their job. It's not just one or two things that are wrong, this is disaster in the making. People who do not have someone to stand up for them won't get any service, not even a glass of water, and they will go home worse than they came in. I am going to pass my experience to the Media as that is the only way this may be resolved. My phone is on all the time to collect the evidence on how this place runs. How on earth this kind on disturbing practice going on for so long? What will it take to correct it? We should not wait until something very serious go wrong as that will be someone’s child, father, mother and oh yes, A HUMAN BEING. I can not wait to see my family leave this place, I hope it’s before the end of the week, but I can not ignore it as this not just a one person’s or a one family’s problem, this is OUR problem. This is our CITY our COMMUNITY and we need to take good care of it. Each healthy person is the wealth and strength of the community and when people are sick they will need us to look after them so they will get better soon and be the wealth and strength of their community. Why would anyone go out of their way to destroy the wealth and strength of a community? This hospital is doing it, but I know WE ARE MUCH BETTER THAN THIS! Let’s work together to make it happen.
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