Oh the poor man!
My heartfelt prayers go out to his friends and family - I can only imagine their frustration level and their pain!
Recently a co-worker of mine fell from an avocado tree and broke his arm, rent a huge gash over his left eye and obviously crushed the bone underneath
I called the equivalent of 911 and felt a relief when the ambulance arrived.
The relief was short lived.
I worked for 6 years as a paramedic in the states.
I was expecting professionalism and courtesy.
I didn’t get either - neither did he.
They yelled at him and made him walk to the ambulance because using a scoop stretcher on the stairs was too much trouble.
Entering the hospital it took 7 hours for him to be seen.
In this time I tried to check on him numerous times only to get yelled at and told to stay out!
I was completely freaking as the doctor was allowing this man to SLEEP!
Anyone who knows anything knows you don’t allow a head injury of any kind to sleep.
Well the horror story continued.
Later, once they found him a bed - I was told to go get his *stuff* from home.
*Stuff* includes sheets, pillow case, pajamas, soap, eating utensils, napkins and of course, toilet paper.
They supplied the bed and the *professional* (ha ha) services.
Medicine? They didn’t even supply two kinds of medicine he needed, I was forced to go to a local pharmacy and buy it for him.
It took a week for them to operate on his arm (plate and screws to reattach the bone?)?
Only later did they find (after the surgery!!!) he has a heart condition.
Also, another bone in his face broken.
Amazing the guy didn’t die under the *care* given.
I don’t know exactly what my point is other than I hear people complain all the time about the hospitals in the States.
Can you imagine how people would scream and cry if it was like so many other places in the world!
And my Gawd - In the hospital without a television!