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Ratings for Misericordia Community Hospital
My son was brought to this hospital a few years back, could not speak (he'd been hit over the head with a bottle of alcohol). Hospital did a CAT scan told us all was right. He suffered from extreme headaches and went to the family doctor who told us to take him to the University Hospital. He had a fractured skull.
Submitted March 22, 2017 | flag
The doctors at this hospital doesn't care what happens to patients. The psychiatrists are uncaring and think all individuals with a mental illness are all the same. I have no support because of Dr. Litwinson. Thanks to her I don't have a life worth living. I guess she must be perfect.
Submitted March 1, 2017 | flag
Worst service. Doctors bedside manner was horrible. Nurses checked me in and then did cross word puzzles. Respiratory issues and had to wait for 3 hours before going into a room
Submitted Feb. 18, 2017 | flag
Avoid this pit if you want to live. they've got no empathy, don't listen, and seemingly just want to go home. you're nothing but a quick buck to them.
I went in this place around 7PM with awful pains in my core, the doctor gave me a urine test (then they dropped it and I had to give them another one an hour later), then after grueling hours of waiting (until 2am) she said nothing came up. I told her that's because that's not where my issue lies. I insisted on doing proper testing; blood, xrays, CT's, (AKA DO HER JOB) she just blew me off like i didn't know my own body. told me to go home and take advil.[ Side note: they FORGOT about a little girl who was next to me with a broken wrist. she waited 5 hours. if her dad didn't ask what was up then they wouldn't have remembered they were there. their doctor went home in the middle of helping her!]
well, twenty days down the line it's christmas, i'm pale as ghost, haven't had an appetite all month, daily nausea, lost twenty pounds since then, the pain has increased exponentially since my visit to this morgue they call a hospital. (but it's okay, i better just pop an advil, that's totally the solution to my problem.) Luckily I was in Sylvan lake for the holidays and admitted to the Red Deer hospital ER. much better waiting room, attentive, competent staff, and i waited only maybe an hour (and it was busier there than at Mis!). they actually listened, were empathetic, understood what i said and ran proper testing, y'know, DOING THEIR JOB. turns out after ten days in the RD hospital ICU and gastro unit that I have a fistula, crohns and an abscess. had this been caught earlier, i wouldn't be needing such extensive surgery. THANKS MISERICORDIA! that advil advice sure did the trick!
Submitted Feb. 16, 2017 | flag
Brought my mom via ambulance 2 weeks ago with what we thought was the flu. Her condition is much worse now than it was when she went in. 5 doctors in 2 weeks is absolutely ridiculous and no one seems to know what the heck is going on. Have switched her meds approximately 5 times, each one with worse side effects that the last. So extremely frustrated right now - just had to vent.....
Submitted Dec. 19, 2016 | flag
My son went in there after an ATV accident, he was seen quick but the staff was rude and unfriendly. After his x-rays the doctor proceeded to scold us abut the use of an ATV and was cold, rude and just not a nice person, he was sent home with naproxen and role to rest. The swelling and pain was getting worst so took him to his family doctor the next day only to find out his collar bone was broken in 3 places, all his ligaments were torn and now needs to go see a surgeon and has to be off of work at least until February. Worst hospital, doctors and staff I have ever witnessed. That place should be shut down.
Submitted Oct. 16, 2016 | flag
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
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