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I am getting really frustrated with how my mother has been treated at this hospital and by her previous psychiatrist. My mother was having a mental breakdown when Dr. Litwinson terminated her care. That termination and how it was done had totally destroyed my mother. My mother is harmless and would never hurt anyone but yet she gets pushed around as if she's trash. The mental health system is very poor here in Edmonton. My mother has fallen through the cracks. She is left with no support. She has no money to pay for counselling. My mother had a mental breakdown before and after the termination. It was a lot worse after the termination. Instead of putting more supports in place or having some more understanding after she lost her job, Dr. Litwinson thought it would be better to drop my mother like garbage. And after 12 years? It makes me wonder what kind of a person Dr. Litwinson really is. She must be so proud of herself.
Submitted July 12, 2016 | flag
To Dr. Petryk, other staff and security, I was recently taken to this hospital by the EPS under false pretence. I am so frustrated by individuals claiming to be professionals and just asuming the worst. This is my story and the whole story and nothing but the truth I have been on a knew antidepressant since September 2015. Apparently my dosage was a little to high for me and since I don't have a psychiatrist anymore to monitor my medication I didn't know. I only took the regular dosage. I DID NOT OVERDOSE. When I took my regular dosage Saturday May 14 it put me in a deep sleep for two whole days. No joking. People tried to get a hold of me and I was in such a deep sleep I couldn't hear my phone at all. When it came to the Monday late afternoon still nobody could get a hold of me. I still was not hearing my phone. So someone then called the EPS to check on me. Apparently they rang my doorbell a few times. I didn't even hear that. I am also hearing impaired in both ears. So an officer kicked in my back door in which with that sound I did finally hear. Since I haven't eaten or had any fluid In the two days I slept I was very disoriented. You need to feed the brain to function. But the EMS as well as the EPS thought I was just being uncooperative. Do I was then under the Mental Health Act. The EMS as well as the EPS and the staff at the hospital all assumed I over dosed. You try not eating or drinking anything for two days and see how you can function. I DID NOT OVERDOSE. Got it. I am sick and tired of professionals thinking they know everything. Guess what? You don't know everything. Stop assuming. And I'm sick and tired of not having the chance to explain my side of the story. But that is going to change from now on. This is the whole friggin truth. Since that time I have realized it may have been my medication so I decreased. That also happened a few months ago when I slept for three whole days. So I decreased it then too. And each time I didn't wake up for anything. I even didn't have to use the washroom. And I didn't wet the bed. So I DID NOT OVERDOSE.
Submitted May 22, 2016 | flag
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
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