Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Hospitals and Sidewalks
Take a look at my sidewalk. You can see the city is really making progress. There's a small part of my jungle garden too.
Aside from that you can read part 2 of the continuing saga of Ray Griffis . Now the hospital is doing an investigation.
Not because Mr Griffis, was ignored by nurses when he tried to get their attention because he needed a bed pan, and not because he was left to lie in his mess for hours, and not because he cleaned himself up. No, the investigation is about why he was able to get past nurses and other hospital staff, look for another room, climb into a nice clean bed and get a good night's sleep . Good for you Mr Griffis, and shame on you North York General.
It's a public hospital that we, the public, pay for. We own the beds and shouldn't have to sleep in filth .
On the whole our health care system is good. I have no major complaints . However stories like this are not only shocking and an embarrassment, they just feed the "we should go private"
movement. Yeah so we can be just like the States and have millions of people with no health care at all like these folks
who live in the richest country in the world and have to depend on charity .