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Ratings for Misericordia Community Hospital
I have lost all hope because of my previous psychiatrist Dr. Litwinson. After 12 years she terminated my care without any warning. I was dealing with a lot of stuff and she abandoned me. I lost my job because she faxed a letter to my previous supervisor without me knowing so I could do what needed to be done first. Then three weeks later she terminated my care. I am now getting threatening messages from my previous supervisor. And on top of that my career is ruined. Dr. Litwinson is the only one that can help me to clear all of this up but she won't take me back as her patient. I have lost everything and have nothing left. My life is over. Dr. Litwinson doesn't understand mental illnesses. She lacks skills in compassion, understanding and empathy. She gets me fired and then she abandons me. And I'm supposed to be okay and not be hurt or react simply out of being scared of the future. And having a routine disrupted the way it was, caused me to have a mental breakdown. And then everybody at the hospital looks at me as if I am poison. I feel discriminated by everybody at the Misericordia. But I am a human being like everybody else. I bleed the same. I hurt the same. I have feelings just like everybody else. I deserved to be treated like everybody else with dignity. But no I get looked down upon. Or I get rude remarks made at me.. And I get physically assaulted because I have a mental illness. Or just because I have a mental illness, Dr. Litwinson thinks I could cause bodily harm. She saw me for 12 years. She should have known me better than that. I am sick and tired of being put into a category with others that could cause bodily harm. I am also sick and tired of being looked down upon. All I ever wanted was to get better. I thought as a Canadian I had that right. I guess I was wrong. I'm no longer a proud Canadian as that right was taken away from me. It's not my fault that I have a mental illness. I didn't ask for it. But yet I have been discriminated many times because of it. Dr. Litwinson will be the last person to discriminate me. I feel completely lost and alone. I have no support. This is a poor excuse of a hospital. I would rather die than to go to this hospital.
Submitted April 21, 2016 | flag
Patients with a mental health illness are treated poorly at this hospital. Because of my friends illness and the medication that was prescribed to her, Dr. Litwinson terminated her care. My friend was left without any support and the termination was sudden with no warning.
This has left her feeling a lot more suicidal as she was feeling abandoned by that psychiatrist. My friend needed help and was turned away. This is a poor excuse of a hospital. People in the helping profession are there to help, not to discriminate them. And to terminate their care after 12 years? What kind of a person would do that? My friend is as harmless as they come. I know her behaviour altered a bit but I also believe a big part that played in that was the medication that she was on. But she would never harm anyone. I know how much she looked forward to her appointments. And I also know how much she liked and trusted Dr. Litwinson. I am just so worried now about what this has done to my friend. I spoke with my friend the day before the psychiatrist terminated her care and I know how remorseful she was for her behaviour. She was going to apologize for her actions, even though she didn't understand them. Then the following day Dr. Litwinson terminated her care. I think this doctor is in the wrong profession.
Submitted April 20, 2016 | flag
The staff at this hospital is not compassionate. Dr. Litwinson terminated my care after 12 years of weekly appointments. The medication that she had me on caused unusual behaviour. I didn't realize it was the medication at the time, I wish I did. But anyway she then terminated my care. After that I had a mental break down. Now I have no support. My depression has gotten worse. Her secretary told me that Dr. Litwinson does care. After the termination and not taking everything into consideration I don't think she does care. If she did care, she would have taken me back as her patient. I'm not doing well. Infact I'm at my worst. My suicidal feelings are now the strongest that they have ever been because of being rejected by Dr. Litwinson. And on top of all this, Dr. Litwinson had banned me from going to the Misericordia hospital to get treatment, even if my daughters are patients there I can't go visit them. And if my grandchildren are being born there I can't go there. I wouldn't recommend this hospital or any of the doctors here to anyone.
Submitted April 20, 2016 | flag
This hospital is filthy. Contracted 2 infections while in for surgery. Nursing care on surgery ward is sorely lacking. Will NEVER step foot in this hospital again.
Submitted April 18, 2016 | flag
Poor hospital. Poor psychiatrists, doctors, and nurses.
Submitted April 5, 2016 | flag
I've never had anything but good experiences at this hospital. The staff is incredibly kind, caring, and sympathetic.
Submitted Dec. 3, 2015 | flag
I was driving my dad home after he was discharged from a recent surgery. On the way home, he suddenly showed typical signs of cardiac arrest; cool and clammy skin, unresponsiveness, chest pains, and dizziness. It just so happens that we were two blocks from misericordia. My boyfriend drove while I attended to him. Once we reached the Emergency room, I was surprised to only see a peace officer. I told him to get a wheelchair because my dad may be having a heart attack. At this point, I was wondering why no one would help us transport my dad from the car to the ER. There was no sense of urgency whatsoever. They eventually provided him with the necessary care but discharged him after 2-3 hours... He had a heart attack a year before and we called for ambulance. Being that we live very close to misericordia, I expected them to bring him there, instead, they transported him to a further hospital. Now I see why...
Submitted Dec. 1, 2015 | flag
My complaint is specifically about the Urodynamics Clinic located at the Misericordia. Back in May of 2015, I had testing done on my bladder, as I had been complaining to my doctor (Dr. Ateer) about how sneezing and/or coughing would cause my bladder to leak, and after 2+ years of this, I had had enough, so he gave me a referral.
Fast forward to MONTHS later, it's now October, and I still had not been contacted, whether it was to be by this clinic, or from my OB/GYN Dr. Shenouda, another referral through Dr. Ateer, about the results of my bladder tests! Just last week I had called to inquire, when a woman told me, 'well, they have to send us the results yet!' (not in a rude way or anything, but I think by her tone that she too was annoyed with them for failing to do so). So she said she would contact them about it and have them fax it over.
Then just yesterday, October 15th, I saw Dr. Shenouda and my results DID in fact confirm that I have stress incontinence. However, she told me that there is a 6 to 8 month waiting list, and so now I'm looking at April at the earliest next year, but I will have to see the surgeon who would perform it at his clinic downtown first, but I told her I want the surgery. Meanwhile, she gave me a prescription for Vesicare to try in the meantime to see how well they work for me. I'm scheduled to see her for a follow-up appointment in two weeks.
ALL of this needless waiting for my test results, plus finding out now that there will be months more waiting to have this surgery done at the Royal Alex was completely unnecessary and a waste of my time. I could have avoided the long waiting times, and I'm really angry at the Urodynamics Clinic for their incompetence. Until you have this, you have no idea how it affects your life, having to wear bladder protective pads, soaking through underwear at least 50% of the time, especially a cough I've had lingering from a bad cold 3 weeks ago now, and never feeling clean. It affects your sleep, I have to use a large sheet protective 'pad' like seniors use at night, and have a folded towel on my sofa 'just in case'. I don't live anywhere near the Misericordia, and as I don't drive, require taking city transit to get there.
THANKS loads, the staff at Urodynamics!! HOW is it that you somehow manage to keep your job there, while I'm unemployed?!! I have to wonder! :(
Submitted Oct. 16, 2015 | flag
Went in with a knee injury and after 3 hrs in waiting room, there was 2 other people in the waitng room, very quiet evening, I noticed that about 8-10 staff members were ingaged in a conversation at the front desk. My friend who had taken me in asked when I would see a dr as I was in major pain. They said that they were busy an that we would have to wait. 2 more hrs went by, an now my knee was 3 times its normal size, the pain was horrible, and still no one had move out of the waiting room. We were infoorming new patients that might be betterserved to go else where. Finally after 8.5 hrs in the waiting room, we were seen, xrays done, an then the dr came in and when he touched my knee I screamed in pain, he said there was nothing he could do if I won't let hiim touch my knee, and to come back when I was ready to act like a good patient. They put a full leg spint on me (which I advised them not to do, as I am alergic to the foam, when my friend asked for crutches as I could not bare weight on that leg at all we were told that the DR said I was fine and that I would need to walk it off. We left and went to Uof A after almost 14 hrs in emerg at Mis. only to find out I had a torn MCL that was fortunately just low enough grade to no need surgery, but I was put in a cast and on crustches for 6 weeks, then 4 months of physio, when according to my dr could have been avoided had the first DR I saw acted like a Dr and done his job.
Submitted Dec. 5, 2014 | flag
Arrived at 9am in the morning with a 7 year old, complete with broken arm. Although they X-ray, no one followed up until a doctor has passed us in the waiting room at 4:30 asking us what we were still doing around. from 9am, till 4:30 they would not let him drink,eat anything, or even give him anything for pain. They finally told us at 4:30 that his arm was much too broken to be treated at the Mis, and we were to go to the Stollery. No preference would be given in wait either, the whole process would have to start again. At the Stollery Emerg. we arrive at 5, he was medicated by 6 and out of surgery by 11. The Mis is a disgrace. This is one of many many stories, and I wouldn't arrive at their door step even if my life depended on it.
Submitted June 24, 2013 | flag
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