Skip to comments.Apology from AHS for five-day wait after boy assaulted in Grande Prairie (Knockout Game)
Posted on 05/15/2014 11:49:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Grande Prairie RCMP are investigating after a 12-year-old boy was assaulted over the weekend and the boys family is speaking out against the provincial health system, as the boys most serious injuries went untreated for several days.
The victim, Thomas Seidel, was allegedly attacked by a group of teens late last week. He suffered a broken jaw and underwent surgery on Wednesday.
The boys family told CTV News the boy was put on a list for surgery Monday.
His grandmother has issued a letter to Alberta's Health Minister Fred Horne, expressing her concerns over how long it took for her grandson to receive the surgery.
If the Grande Prairie Hospital couldnt do the surgery than he should have been moved to Edmonton, Cathy Rode said in a phone interview with CTV News. You do not ask a 12-year-old boy to endure pain for five days.
Alberta Health Services has since apologized to the family for what happened.
When I spoke to the mom yesterday, the first thing I said to her was an apology, Dr. Kevin Worry with AHS said. I apologized because I think we would always want our kids treated sooner than in this case.
Worry said a large and unexpected number of emergency surgeries bumped the boys procedure back.
Police say the family reported the incident on Saturday.
At last word, no arrests had been made at this point.
Govt crap care. It’s what Obama is all about.
“Got that? FIVE DAYS!”
Gee, where are those snarky canuckistani freepers such as rickmichaels’ who love to act high and mighty? That’s nothing. Try my old stomping grounds of Vancouver BC, they’ll make you wait a record of 10 months for an MRI.
IIRC, there are mid-sized US cities that have more MRI machines than those in all of Canada.
Yes, I have had other Canadians tell me how great their health care system is. It’s great until you have to use it.
Canadian Supreme Court: “Access to a Waiting List is NOT Access to Health Care”
In Vancouver, they had to wheel out a patient to a nearby donut shop due to the wait, I kid you not. Being an idiot canadian, I was shocked that they offered MRI’s even here in mexico north (L.A.) for $45 and they are everywhere..