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Staff are so busy talking with peers about their personal aspirations instead of doing what they were hired for. I had a staff member told me to wait until she was talking about holidays with a co-worker. Need some serious butt kicking to put them back to reality.
Submitted July 23, 2015 | flag
Horrible wait times for ER. Allergic reaction with eye, breathe issue 5+ hour wait. Nurses/doctors blabbering their lives away while sick in waiting room.
Submitted May 24, 2015 | flag
My name is Mike Sz ,and i had right femur surgery done by Dr.Ryan Martin .Orthopedic Surgeon, on December 08.2014.Ihad eight surgeries done over the Years,done by different doctors. .( I had car accident in 1977 ,my leg never heal properly )Last surgery I had about 7-8 Years ago Pin was install,bone graft done etc.Over 10 Years ago my leg was broken again( long story ) ,and never heal,properly . Why ? good question ,nobody gave me the "smart " answer.Around September last Year I got tremendous pain,go to "old " Dr. which he send me (the best decision he ever made) to his colic,which he didn't have a time to operate.In that case they offer me , surgery to be done by Dr.Ryan Martin at Foothills Hospital.Sure I agree.And was the best decision I ever made. I met Dr Martin just before surgery,what's the doctor !,He explain me in very details ,how surgery be done,in about three versions /possibilities.I ask him, which in his professional knowledge be the best.I completely agree with him,and surgery last about four hours ,he talk with me about 4-5 times before surgery. (suppose to be day surgery ,just replace Pin) I spent three days in hospital on the fifths floor. Dr Martin visited me couple of hours after surgery and every day after. Nurses ,specially LP nurse Marian goes beond her duty to make my accommodation as comfortable as possible. . After six weeks checkup,my femur start healing,I can't believe it when Dr Martin shows the pictures ,have way already heal,and ask me to make steps without crutches. (Last time took 5.5 Years before I return to work). I don't have the words for Dr Ryan Martin to express my appreciation for his knowledge and professionalism. I wish that the all doctors can learn from him ,his relation between doctors and patient is outstanding (no Medical school teaches that) In many Hospitals I've been.The Foothills Hospital is on top
Submitted Jan. 16, 2015 | flag
Emergency room under construction, very confusing. Waited from 5pm-9am to be diagnosed 5 weeks pregnant with pulmonary embolism. The doctor treating me and assigning tests was called to triage and very hard to reach. Pain meds were supposed to be administered and was forgotten. Asked to be able to lay down because I was in so much pain, was constantly told "I'm not your nurse, ask your doctor" finally at 9 am I went into distress and couldn't breathe after having V/Q scan. Twice my boyfriend and I tried to get the attention of a nurse, each time being told that there was a shift change and they have no idea who I am. Finally my boyfriend had to yell to get someones attention. When a Dr finally came over he said that a nurse was trying to find us but that we weren't in our designated spot.. We had been sitting in the same spot for hours! In a time of crisis I found it so unprofessional to blame the patient. I was admitted into ER under duress with blood pressure so high I could've had a heart attack. The Dr who admitted me had nothing but possible diagnosis ranging from a dead embryo to various diseases, he was less than positive and caused more fear than anything else. I have to admit that the nurses on the 4th floor were mostly great, however on the night the head nurse was off it sounded like a party at the nurses station until 11pm. I was in hospital for 5 days and in that time received very few answers and no one would offer me reassurance about the well-being of my baby. I was also diagnosed in hospital as subclinical hypothyroidism which they began treating. After discharge I spent over an hour trying to sort out my prescription at the pharmacy and they didn't seem to know much about my medication. At my one week follow up appt I find out they are giving me to much thyroid meds that they're causing hyperthyroidism (this same med they warn me can cause miscarriage, increased infant death rate and decreased intelligence, and there giving me too much!) And the blood work they did the day I was discharged showed my blood thinner needed to be increased, so for over a week I wasn't even receiving the right dose! And of course, another two hours trying to fill that prescription at rexall because they couldn't get my insurance info to go through. I wouldn't recommend this hospital to anyone!! Zero amount of trust in these doctors. More of a teaching hospital than a patient hospital for sure!
Submitted Oct. 12, 2014 | flag
NEVER AGAIN will I permit these sadistic incompetent so-called 'professionals' near me.
Submitted June 15, 2014 | flag
After 7 surgeries for hydrocephalus I have decided NEVER to return to this 'Hospital of Horrors'. My last shunt revision was unsuccessful and my neurosurgeon's secretary has given me the brush-off one time too many. The nursing staff as a whole are incompetent and sadistic, and the 'Charge Nurse' should be FIRED. Personal belongings go missing without a thought to the patient, the noise level during the night is comparable to a frat party and meds are NEVER given correctly. With the exception of very few, every person I was forced to deal with should find another profession.
Submitted Jan. 11, 2014 | flag
I dislocated my knee and I was in a great pain. It took me 8 hours to see a doctor who visited me for 5 minutes. He said I want to take a look at your file. He went for another two hours. Imagine me being in pain, sitting in the wheelchair for almost 10 hours. Then I was fed up and asked a nurse how long more should I wait? You know what I received back? She said we are very busy today and you should understand... Are these guys crazy? Increase your freaking staffs and doctors. I am in emergency section of a hospital for god's sake. Do they really believe I with that amount of pain and after 10 hours of wait should UNDERSTAND them? that's ridiculous. And after 10 hours do you know what the doctor said? Here is a brochure for a knee injury clinic. The government seems to be quick and on time when they are demanding taxes but when they want to provide a service one should cry for it. Terrible experience. Won't ever bother to go there again.
Submitted Oct. 13, 2013 | flag
Nursing staff is terrible and arrogant. Nursing manager and Nurse charge are rude and insulting to pts and familt.. No body cares.
Submitted Sept. 2, 2013 | flag
I was in the Catheter Lab arriving from Lethbridge for a Angiogram/Angiplasty. I was having a chest pain/pressure during my stay and was on Nitro, however there were a few emergency cases that needed to be taken ahead of me. I arrived at the cath lab at 10:30 and did not get into the lab until 4. I understand that emergency cases take priority. Dr. Knutson when he visited another patient he came to me and introduced himself and was really polite. I ended up having angioplasty, so I had to stay overnight, the staff on the floor were very polite and helpful. Great Job!!!
Submitted July 22, 2013 | flag
Was a patient here for 5 months and then again for 2 weeks and then yet again for a week on units 21,22,26P and 23 I think and the nurses and doctors were ignorant, rude and not helpful. The place was a dump and i feel they didn't care about the patients.
Submitted April 30, 2013 | flag
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